Wednesday, February 24

Syrian -Iraqi talks to develop cooperation in educational field

Education
Baghdad, Iraqi Minister of Education, Ali Hamid al-Dulaymi , discussed with Syrian ambassador in Baghdad, Satam Jada’an al- Dandah , means of developing cooperation between Syria and Iraq  in Scientific and educational fields. A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Education indicated that Minister al-Dulaymi affirmed his ministry’s keenness to continue cooperation with the Syrian side in all fields and to open new horizons in the domain of reactivating private education, developing curricula and merging technology with education. According to the statement, Dulaymi added that the Iraqi government has willingness to sign a memorandum of understanding with Syria regarding various educational files, including caring for people with special needs. For his part, Ambassador al-Dandah str...

Syria participates in Minsk International Book Fair

Education
Minsk, The Syrian Embassy in Belarus capital of Minsk, participated in the 28th round of Minsk International Book Fair under the title “Books unite Peoples and States” along with 281 exhibitors from 20 countries, among them a number of embassies. Pavilion of the Syrian Embassy at the exhibition included a collection of books, publications, and cultural and tourist brochures available in both Arabic and Russian languages, with the participation of the National Union of Syrian Students in Belarus.   Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Mikad discusses with Pedersen economic situation in Syria and political process

Politics
Damascus, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, discussed on Monday with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, and an accompanying delegation, a number of issues related to the situation in Syria. Talks during the meeting dealt with the political process and the economic situation as viewpoints were in agreement that unilateral coercive measures increase difficulty of the situation, particularly in light of the spread of the Corona epidemic. Mikdad affirmed that the US and Turkish occupation of Syrian territory and practices of the Turkish occupation in northeastern Syria, and its support for terrorists violate the Syrian sovereignty, international law and all relevant Security Council resolutions. He pointed out to the humanitarian impacts of the unilateral coerci...

Jeddah Islamic Port Receives World’s First, Largest Container Ship Powered by Liquefied Natural Gas

General
Jeddah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by Jeddah Islamic Port, has received the first and largest container ship in the world completely powered by environment friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). This marks the container ship's first visit to Saudi Arabia and Jeddah Islamic Port, which is characterized by its high capacity to receive the world's largest ships. The container ship has a capacity of 23,000 standard containers, with a length of 400 meters and a width of 61 meters. The French CMA CGM container ship was completed and entered service in September 2020. This pioneering event comes as a continuation of the strategic partnership between Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and CMA CGM, a leading shipping and logistics firm, with the support of the Saudi logistics system and ...

Saudi Arabia Opens its Pavilion at IDEX 2021 in UAE, with Participation of 12 Saudi Companies

Business
Abu Dhabi, The Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) and Head of the Saudi delegation participating in the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) Eng. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali inaugurated here today the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's pavilion at IDEX 2021, under the slogan "Invest Saudi". Led and organized by GAMI, the Saudi pavilion includes a number of major Saudi national institutions and companies specialized in the field of defense and security industries, with the participation of the Ministry of Investment. The exhibition will be held from 21 to 25 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Speaking at the first session of the first defense conference accompanying IDEX 2021 yesterday, the Gov...

Makkah Region Governor Receives Ambassador of Tajikistan

Politics
Jeddah, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, has received at his office in Jeddah the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Akram Karimi. During the reception, they discussed issues of mutual interest.   Source: Saudi Press Agency