Saudi Shoura delegation attends Cyprus forum

Saudi Shoura Council Deputy Speaker Abdullah bin Salim Al-Mutani (left) is received by Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on the sidelines of conference in Nicosia. (SPA)
Updated 29 November 2019

Saudi Shoura delegation attends Cyprus forum

NICOSIA: A Saudi Shoura Council delegation headed by Deputy Speaker Abdullah bin Salim Al-Mutani joined councils from Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Palestine at the 13th Conference of Presidents of Parliaments of Small European States in Cyprus.
The forum highlighted the role of small European countries in developing relations with Arab countries and the Middle East, and the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in developing legislative frameworks.
Al-Mutani met Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on the sidelines of the conference.
Anastasiades praised the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, and said his recent visit to the Kingdom resulted in a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding.
He condemned recent acts of sabotage on the Saudi oil facilities, saying that such terrorist acts threaten global energy supplies.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Cyprus Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Sharif.


Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

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Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

Hani Al-Muqbil was recently nominated as Saudi Arabia’s representative in the executive council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), based in Tunisia. 

King Salman approved the nomination based on the recommendation of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, culture minister and chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

Al-Muqbil has more than 17 years’ experience in different governmental entities, including in the cultural and charitable sectors. He recently worked on a project to nominate the Kingdom for membership of UNESCO’s executive board, and was secretary of the nomination committee. 

He worked as executive director of the King Salman Youth Center between 2014 and 2017, then as a member of its board of directors.  

He worked as an adviser to the secretary-general of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), where he is a member of several boards, including the board of directors of the Misk Art Institute, the Misk Initiatives Center, Manga Productions and the Misk Media Forum. 

Prior to that, Al-Muqbil served as general manager of communication for the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), which provides training and internship opportunities to gifted students across the country.

Al-Muqbil is a graduate of Harvard Business School in the field of leadership, where he completed various executive training programs. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University in Riyadh.