Jeddah Season canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

Last year, Jeddah Season attracted thousands of visitors through its 150 local and international events. (AN photo))
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Updated 20 March 2020

Jeddah Season canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

JEDDAH: Jeddah Season has announced its cancelation amid coronavirus outbreak fears.

This comes as part of the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to face the spread of the virus.

“We assure everyone that we have made this decision out of our belief in the importance of joining efforts to counter the virus and limit its spread,” the season’s management said in a statement.

It added that it appreciated the keenness of all who were eagerly waiting for the launch of the season, “bringing with it a myriad of surprises to all the people of the Kingdom, its residents and for all visitors from abroad.”

“In order for visitors to enjoy a rich experience, their health should come first and is the priority,” it added.


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

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DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.