Algeria celebrates National Day

Updated 19 November 2013
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Algeria celebrates National Day

The Consulate General of Algeria in Jeddah celebrated the 59th anniversary of the Algerian national sovereignty on Sunday here.
“Today, we will remember the glorious sacrifice made by the Algerian people to gain freedom and independence in order to live in freedom, dignity and glory. We as Algerians and all other Arab brothers shall remember that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was one of the first supporters to the revolution of one million and half martyrs,” said Salah Attia, consul general of Algeria.
He said this anniversary was celebrated amid the process of the comprehensive reforms launched by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On the economic level, Algeria was able to eliminate its foreign debts, and supply the State Reserve Fund with $200 billion (SR 750 billion). Algeria has allocated $300 billion (SR 1,125 billion) to finance developmental projects from 2009 to 2014.
“The bilateral relations between Algeria and Saudi Arabia represent a clear evidence of the mutual understanding and appreciation between the leaderships of the two countries. The cooperation has continuously improved under the wise leadership of President Bouteflika and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah,” he said.
By the end of 2012, Saudi investments in Algeria reached SR3.5 billion in pharmacological, cement, mineral, paper and chemical fields.
A team monitored upgrading the investments between the two countries and addition to preparing a study regarding the possibility of establishing investment partnership in the master farms, to activate bilateral commerce and marine transport.
“We are looking forward to enhancing the bilateral relations to reflect the high level of brotherly relation between the leaderships of the two countries and to achieve the expectations of our people,” Attia added.
Nabil Bukhari, representative of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Makkah province, members of the consular corps, dignitaries, officials from international and regional organizations, businessmen, journalists and other public figures attended the celebrations.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.