Award set up to promote creativity in students

Updated 04 April 2016

Award set up to promote creativity in students

RIYADH: The Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with a philanthropic family for setting up an award for creativity among students in the Madinah region.
The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman with the education director of the region, Nasir bin Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim, and Faisal bin Omar Al-Nasir signing on behalf of the donor family.
Appreciating the generosity of the family of the late Maj. Gen. Omar Al-Nasser, the governor said that such donations are not new among Saudi philanthropists who are always willing to contribute to a worthy cause.
The sons have come forward to set up this award in memory of their late father, the governor said, pointing out that this great gesture will help boost education in the region by promoting competitiveness among students to reach higher levels.
Al-Nasser thanked the governor for his great contribution to the region. He also thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman for his untiring efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.
Al-Abdulkarim said that this is a timely assistance from the sons of the late Omar Al-Nasser to develop a spirit of creativity among students in the region.


King Salman to chair 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

Updated 1 min 31 sec ago

King Salman to chair 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

RIYADH: A meeting of GCC leaders met today in Riyadh for a summit that will focus on improving integration between Gulf countries.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting will be chaired by King Salman.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani said Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.