Saudi Arabia urges collective efforts to end global conflicts

Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Elkhereiji speaks at the 19th summit of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement countries in Kampala. (SPA)
Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Elkhereiji speaks at the 19th summit of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement countries in Kampala. (SPA)
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Updated 20 January 2024
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Saudi Arabia urges collective efforts to end global conflicts

Saudi Arabia urges collective efforts to end global conflicts

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday called for collective efforts to halt the rise in global conflicts undermining the sovereignty and stability of nations, state news agency SPA reported.

The comments were made by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed Elkhereiji during his speech at the 19th summit of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement countries in Kampala, Uganda.

Elkhereiji conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the heads of state and government participating in the summit.

The deputy minister, who was speaking on behalf of the king, underscored his country’s firm stance against the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate ceasefire, delivery of relief aid, and prevention of forced displacement of Gaza’s residents.

Elkhereiji said that the Palestinian question will persist on the agendas of meetings until an independent Palestinian state is established, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in line with international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

He addressed the increase in extreme climate conditions worldwide, and said the Kingdom has adopted crucial national and international environmental initiatives, including the Saudi and Middle East green initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

The summit was attended by the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, and Saudi Ambassador to Uganda Jamal Al-Madani.


Saudi Arabia jails expat for five years for harassing a woman

Saudi Arabia jails expat for five years for harassing a woman
Updated 18 April 2024
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Saudi Arabia jails expat for five years for harassing a woman

Saudi Arabia jails expat for five years for harassing a woman

RIYADH: An expatriate living in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to five years in prison for harassing a woman.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution’s Morality wing completed its investigations into the issue, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday, and after being referred to the relevant court, tried and found guilty, he was jailed and also fined SR150,000 ($39,986).

The Public Prosecution affirmed its keenness and determination to protect public morals, adding that any violation of this requires criminal accountability.


Saudi FM receives Montenegrin counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Ivanovic in Riyadh on Thursday. SPA
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Ivanovic in Riyadh on Thursday. SPA
Updated 18 April 2024
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Saudi FM receives Montenegrin counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Ivanovic in Riyadh on Thursday. SPA
  • During the meeting, the two officials reviewed cooperation between their countries and ways to enhance and develop it in various fields

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Ivanovic in Riyadh on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two officials reviewed cooperation between their countries and ways to enhance and develop it in various fields.

They also discussed regional and international developments and efforts made in this regard.


Governor of Taif meets with Saudi cultural director

Governor of Taif meets with Saudi cultural director
Updated 18 April 2024
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Governor of Taif meets with Saudi cultural director

Governor of Taif meets with Saudi cultural director
  • Prince Saud bin Nahar was briefed on SASCA’s strategy and initiatives aimed at fostering and empowering talent in the cultural and artistic fields
  • A cooperation agreement was signed between SASCA and Taif University

RIYADH: Governor of Taif Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud met Princess Haifa bint Abdulmohsen, the director of development and partnerships at the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts, at the governorate’s headquarters on Thursday.

The governor was briefed on SASCA’s strategy and initiatives aimed at fostering and empowering talent in the cultural and artistic fields, in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The parties were also present at the signing of a cooperation agreement between SASCA in Taif and Taif University.


Saudi FM holds phone calls with Belgian, Spanish counterparts

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke with Belgian FM Hadja Lahbib and Spanish FM Jose Manuel Albares Thursday.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke with Belgian FM Hadja Lahbib and Spanish FM Jose Manuel Albares Thursday.
Updated 18 April 2024
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Saudi FM holds phone calls with Belgian, Spanish counterparts

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke with Belgian FM Hadja Lahbib and Spanish FM Jose Manuel Albares Thursday.

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call from his Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib on Thursday.

During the phone call, the two officials discussed  developments in the region, particularly developments in the Gaza Strip and efforts made in this regard.

Prince Faisal also made a phone call to Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation Jose Manuel Albares to discuss regional issues and the conflict in Gaza, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said.


ilmi, PNU launch museum studies program

ilmi, PNU launch museum studies program
Updated 18 April 2024
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ilmi, PNU launch museum studies program

ilmi, PNU launch museum studies program
  • New micro-credential courses open to all high-school graduates, undergraduates
  • Program includes Arabic, English, in-person, remote, long and short-term courses

RIYADH: A new museum studies program in Saudi Arabia has opened for registration, offering micro-credential and long-term courses.

It is the result of a partnership between ilmi, a center for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics learning, and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

ilmi — meaning “my knowledge” in Arabic — is a science and innovation center that aims to empower young people in Saudi Arabia.

A philanthropic NGO initiative created by Princess Sara bint Mashour bin Abdulaziz, wife of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ilmi is incubated, supported and funded by the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, Misk, as a subsidiary, and operates in partnership with Mohammed bin Salman Nonprofit City.

The museum studies program includes micro-credential, diploma, minor and elective courses.

It is open to recent high-school graduates and university undergraduates keen to secure entry-level positions in museums, as well as professionals seeking new skill sets and career paths.

Created by ilmi and PNU experts from Saudi Arabia and around the world, the program offers a blend of online and in-person learning, alongside Arabic and English tuition options.

Micro-credential courses will blend online and in-person learning, and are available to applicants over the age of 18.

Courses include museum impact studies, museum education and awareness, an introduction to museum technologies, fundamentals of museum management and integrating digital technology.

Courses on offer for PNU students include an introduction to museums elective and specialist minors in museums and digital technology, exhibit design and content development.

A two-year diploma in museum management will also be available for both PNU students and recent high-school graduates.

Registration has opened for the first online micro-credential course starting this month: Fundamentals of museum management.

All further micro-credential courses will take place in May and June, with the diploma, minor and elective programs starting in September at the beginning of the academic year 2024/25.

Program graduates can also apply to work alongside ilmi experts as they design and launch unique, informal learning programs across the Kingdom.

For more information and registration, click here.