Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives senior Nigerien official

Dr. Youssef Al-Othaimeen, the secretary-general of the OIC, receives Mohamed Saidil Moctar, special adviser to Niger president, in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Updated 26 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives senior Nigerien official

Mohamed Saidil Moctar, a minister and special adviser to the Niger president, met Dr. Youssef Al-Othaimeen, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Jeddah.

The meeting was part of the ongoing preparations for the 47th session of the Council of OIC Foreign Ministers to be held in April 2020 in Niamey, Niger.

Officials at the OIC General Secretariat discussed issues related to the conference, including organizational matters and other related arrangements.

The Niger official affirmed his country’s resolve to make all necessary efforts to ensure the success of the event.


Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

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Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

  • The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony

LONDON: A virtual awards ceremony celebrating Saudi graduates from UK universities was held on Wednesday evening with the British and Saudi ambassadors in attendance. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards event was held to celebrate the success of Saudi students and their contribution to their professions and their community in the Kingdom.

The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on the Facebook pages of the British Embassy in Riyadh and the British Council.

He was joined by Neil Crompton, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony’s awards were split into three categories — the Professional Achievement award won by Dr. Samar Khan of Nottingham Trent University, the Entrepreneurial award won by Abdulaziz Alsaeed of Newcastle University and the Social Impact award, which was given to Dr. Mawya Khafaji from the University of Exeter.