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Crown Prince meeting with Students in U.S. (SPA)

New York – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz demanded that male and female citizens studying at their own expenses in the United States of America join the education mission within Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Foreign Scholarship.

The king has granted this facility in order to take care of citizens who are fulfilling their educational needs.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior announced the king’s decision while meeting with Saudi students in New York on Monday.

The crown prince is the head of the Saudi delegation to the 71st Session of the U.N. General Assembly.

Those who accomplished the hours allowed to join the membership of the mission, or who started academic study in recommended universities in approved disciplines in the program and have not accomplished the hours allowed to join the mission, are now part of the education mission.

The crown prince said that the offer was valid for those who follow approved courses in recognized universities.

The crown prince received at his residence Saudi male and female students from five major American universities.

Addressing the students, the crown prince said: “I am very happy with your performance. Those of you who are studying in these universities are assets to our nation, and your country needs you. I pray that you will be able to shoulder responsibilities in your workplaces now and in the future.”

The students expressed their gratitude to King Salman and the crown prince for their continuous support and care which has helped them in their studies.

The reception was attended by Saudi Ambassador to U.S. Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, Minister of State and Cabinet member Musaed al-Aiban, Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf and Commerce and Investment Minister Majid al-Qassabi and Cultural Attache at the Saudi Embassy Mohammed Abdullah al-Essa.

There are 125,000 Saudi students in the U.S., including those on scholarship and those studying at their own expense.