Princess Maha bint Mishari Al-Saud, vice president of external relations and advancement at Alfaisal University

Princess Maha bint Mishari Al-Saud
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Updated 14 January 2020

Princess Maha bint Mishari Al-Saud, vice president of external relations and advancement at Alfaisal University

  • Princess Maha holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from King Saud University’s College of Medicine in 1986

Princess Maha bint Mishari Al-Saud has been the vice president of external relations and advancement at Alfaisal University in Jeddah since 2014.
Princess Maha holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from King Saud University’s College of Medicine in 1986. By 1993, she concluded her residency program at George Washington University Hospital for Internal Medicine.
A year later, she was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a certification she still holds.
The princess has been a consultant in internal medicine and has been senior clinical scientist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center since 1995, and used to be an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at Alfaisal University.
Between 2015 and 2019, she was governor of the American College of Physicians’ Saudi Arabia chapter, as well as a member of its global international council.
She represented Saudi women in the International Professional and Cultural Program of the People-to-People Congress, which was spearheaded by the head of the American College of Physicians in India.
The princess pioneered women’s enrollment at Alfaisal University in 2011 and continues to act as a director of the board of trustees and president of the advisory board on external relations.
She is currently running Taskforce 9 as lead co-chair of migration and young societies at G20 Saudi Arabia 2020.
Princess Maha is also the president of George Washington University Medical Alumni for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.
She has participated in many international conferences, from Kuwait to the US, representing Saudi Arabia in several fields in science, technology and engineering.


Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the Kingdom’s economic progress. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2020

Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

  • Kingdom calls for security to be maintained in the region

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has voiced its support for Cyprus’ territorial sovereignty amid growing tensions following the discovery of oil and gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday said it was watching developments in the eastern Mediterranean “with great interest,” and called for security and stability to be maintained in the region.
The Cabinet also reviewed the Kingdom’s progress among 190 economies in the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, which placed it first among GCC countries and second in the Arab world on legislative reforms relating to women.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program supports the implementation of reforms that enhance women’s role in economic development, raising the Kingdom’s competitiveness regionally and globally.
Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s assertion during the fourth session of the Arab Parliament in Cairo that its policy is based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness, full respect for the sovereignty and independence of states, noninterference in their internal affairs, and its belief that these principles are capable of resolving all conflicts, foremost the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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The Cabinet reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions.

The Cabinet also reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions and to “move forward toward the aspirations of security, stability and development of Arab countries and their peoples.”
On regional affairs, the Cabinet condemned an attack on a military site in Niger, the bombing of a security checkpoint and a tax collection center in Somalia, and the terrorist strike by Houthi militia on a mosque in the Marib governorate, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
The Cabinet session also authorized the minister of foreign affairs or his deputy to sign a draft protocol on establishing diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.
An agreement on social development between the the Kingdom and Tunisia was also approved along with a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation with Spain.
The Cabinet also approved an agreement for scientific and geological cooperation between the Saudi Geological Survey and the Russian State Geological Company.