Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques approves decisions by higher education council

Prince Salman opens tourist travel and investment meeting

Officials discuss more investment opportunities

The Chairman of Egyptian Supreme Council of The Armed Forces Field Marshall Mohammed Hussein Tantawi received Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan and the Deputy of Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations Ambassador Dr. Khalid Al-Jandan.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Prince Saud said that the meeting focused on continuing coordination between the two countries, noting that he handed over a message from the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz to Field Marshall Tantawi pertaining to bilateral relations and coordination between the two countries in various fields, particularly as the Arab world at this time needs more coordination and clarification of visions between countries having good relations such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

In reply to a question if the meeting discussed the situations in the region and the coordination between the Kingdom and Egypt on these situations, Prince Saud said that the meeting reviewed various issues being witnessed in the Arab region aiming to coordinate the policies of the two countries towards them.

Prince Saud met at his residence in Cairo the Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa.

During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the Arab region which necessitate the unification and coordination of efforts at all levels of coordination of joint Arab actions.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan and the Deputy of Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations Ambassador Dr. Khalid Al-Jandan.

Meanwhile, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also The Premier and The President of the Council of Higher Education has approved a number of decisions taken by the Council in its 63rd session.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Anqari said that the Council has approved the establishment of scientific research and training centers and deanships at Majmaat University; Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University; King Saud University; Taibah University; King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Shaqra University; and Tabuk University.

The Council has approved the amendment of the name of the Madrid-based Center for Islamic Economics and Finance to become Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance.

The Council has also approved the extension of the services of 154 members of the teaching staff of faculties of some universities as well as a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Islamic University in Madinah and the University of Zaytuna in Tunisia.

Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Anqari inaugurated the 2nd Scientific Conference for Students of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the participation of more than 15,000 students from 31 universities and higher education institutions.

Addressing the Conference, Dr. Al-Anqari expressed his thanks to the King for patronizing the Conference and his keenness on supporting university students in researches, innovation and development of dialogue skills, noting that the King's directives to hold the Conference annually confirm its importance.

On the other hand, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, patronized the opening ceremony of Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2011 organized by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

A speech ceremony was held on the occasion highlighting the economic importance of tourism.

Prince Salman and the audience watched a documentary on domestic tourism.

Prince Salman delivered a speech in which he highlighted the prosperity and stability enjoyed by the kingdom and the unity between the Saudi leadership and citizens.

Prince Salman underlined contribution by the rich resources and assets in the kingdom to domestic tourism which bolsters citizens' ties with their homeland, Prince Salman said.

Prince Salman inaugurated the exhibition accompanying the STTIM.

Meanwhile, under the patronage of Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Prince Mohammed Ibn Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs attended the graduation ceremony of qualification courses of Public Security comprising of 4,066 graduates.

In his speech, the Director General of Public Security Lieutenant General Said bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani expressed his thanks to and appreciation of Prince Naif for patronizing the ceremony which affirms the attention and care provided by the Saudi Leadership to security men.

Then, Prince Mohammed Ibn Naif opened the Institute of Traffic, Institute of Forensic Science and Prince Mohammed Ibn Naif Olympic Swimming Pool.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Investment Committee of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) will hold next month its first annual meeting for investors.

The Chamber's members and Heads of its various Committees will attend the meeting that will focus on business networking, documentation and exchange of experiences, ideas and opportunities and joint cooperation.

In a press statement, Chairman of the Foreign Investment Committee Mahdi Al-Nehari said the Committee supports the objectives of the development of the work-environment through a number of means such as symposia and intensive workshops to identify investment opportunities and examine other related issues.

In Jazan, Governor Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz received a delegation of Al-Fahim Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led by Mohammed Al-Fahim, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Fahim Group.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of economic, investment and commercial issues in addition to opportunities available for investors.

The meeting was attended by a number of officials.