Saudi Security Aviation performs operations over Madinah

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The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continued its ongoing security rounds in Madinah. (SPA)
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The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continued its ongoing security rounds in Madinah. (SPA)
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The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continued its ongoing security rounds in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2018
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Saudi Security Aviation performs operations over Madinah

MADINAH: The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continued its ongoing security rounds in Madinah by monitoring the security situation in the city, and by providing assistance to governmental bodies as part of this year Hajj plan.
The Aviation Command carries out security operations over the holy sites visited by pilgrims during Hajj season.
It provides logistical support for various fields tasked with serving the pilgrims.
The Command carried out an exploratory tour in Madinah led by Lt. Col. Captain Mohamad Al-Harbi and Captain Turki Al-Duhmosh, as well as Captain Abdelelah Al-Zahrani.
During this latest round, it monitored the security situation and the traffic at sites and pathways frequented by pilgrims, such as the Prophet’s Mosque, prominent mosques in the city and other areas, and keeping pace with the pilgrimage between Madinah and Makkah.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.