1997 News Story

New headquarters for educational bureau

Minister of Education Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Rasheed is to open tomorrow the new building of the Arab Bureau for Education in the Gulf States (ABEGS) located in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. A sum of SR 16 million (U.S. $ 4.3 million) had been allocated for its construction from the budget of the Higher Authority for the Development of Riyadh. In addition to publishing books and issuing two periodicals that cover useful scientific research, the Bureau has held more than forty seminars and organized 13 conferences for education ministers since it was established 21 years ago, as well as successfully providing members with expertise in the educational sector, and Arab and international organizations with information and data on education in the member states.