Makkah governor launches distance learning campaign

Makkah governor launches distance learning campaign
Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal at the launch of a campaign to provide smart devices and broadband connections to needy students. (SPA)
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Updated 01 September 2020

Makkah governor launches distance learning campaign

Makkah governor launches distance learning campaign
  • The governor said the initiative is part of measures taken on the directive of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the safety of citizens and residents amid the pandemic

MAKKAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Monday launched a “distance learning” campaign under the auspices of the 5th Makkah Cultural Forum. The drive has been launched to support the education department to provide students hailing from low-income families with smart devices and internet connections in far-flung areas.
The governor said the initiative is part of measures taken on the directive of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the safety of citizens and residents amid the pandemic.
He also highlighted the importance of the Makkah Cultural Forum. This year, Prince Khalid said, the forum aims to work with relevant entities to achieve the Makkah Digital Portal for Research Innovation, the Makkah Digital Conference and Exhibition and an electronic linkage project between different regions.
This year’s theme of the forum is “How can we set an example in the digital world?” The forum aims at involving authorities, institutions, and individuals in the development of cultural identity.
The Makkah Cultural Forum, launched by the governor of the Makkah region four years ago, succeeded in unifying the cultural and humanitarian works of the government and private sectors in the region around a single vision and a positive concept.

 


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.