King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2019

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

JEDDAH: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. 

The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Mohammed and Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz were also present.

Earlier, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of congratulations to President Danny Faure of the Republic of Seychelles on the anniversary of his country’s Constitution Day.

In their separate cables, the king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and the people of Seychelles steady progress and prosperity.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019

Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh