RIYADH: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated King Salman International University in Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday, in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Tabuk region.
Prince Fahd headed the Kingdom’s delegation at the opening ceremony on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Upon his arrival at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Prince Fahd was received by Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Ashraf Sobhi and Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Osama Nugali.
At the opening ceremony the Egyptian president welcomed Prince Fahd and the accompanying delegation.
Then a documentary film was presented, tracing the building of the university in the Sinai Peninsula. The new establishment consists of 16 faculties and 56 programs related to three smart branches, at Tur, Ras Sedr and Sharm El-Sheikh, to meet the needs of the international labor market and the fourth industrial revolution.
The building of King Salman International University falls in line with the Kingdom’s program to develop the Sinai Peninsula.
Prince Fahd was accompanied by Minister of State Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed, Minister of State for African Countries Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan, Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammad Al-Sheikh, and the vice president and managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development, Khaled Al-Khudairi.