KSFS cites role in Saudi-Korean mutual exchanges

Abdullah Lee
Updated 07 February 2017

KSFS cites role in Saudi-Korean mutual exchanges

RIYADH: The Korea-Saudi Friendship Society (KSFS) outlined recently its activities to contribute to the mutual exchanges between the Kingdom and the Asian country.
Dr. Abdullah Lee, chairman of the society, told Arab News from Seoul that KSFS has held seminars involving the Kingdom and supported the application process for visa.
“We feel responsible to further encourage active exchanges between the two countries and KSFS is proud to participate in such initiatives,” he said.
He said that KSFS was established in 2004 with the support of many Saudis and is registered with the Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lee added that the KSFS also initiated the publication of the “Korea-Saudi Newsletter” with the approval of the Saudi government starting 2010 when the G20 Seoul Summit was held.
He said “this bi-monthly newsletter is being distributed through on-line website and e-mailed to more than 4,000 subscribers and as of now it has printed its 36th edition.”
He added that through the media, KSFS was able to disseminate information and insights regarding business prospects in Korea.
Lee said that through its homepage (www.koreasaudi.com), KSFS also offers a variety of background knowledge on government policies, visa application, and business practices.
He added that more than 1,000 visitors visit KSFS homepage per day and more than 2.7 million viewers visited the site since 2007.
Lee said that in 2014, KSFS successfully celebrated the 10th anniversary of its establishment at a local hotel in Seoul with support from the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the first Korea-Saudi Business Forum was also held.
He said that Saudi ministers, high-level officials and more than 200 entrepreneurs participated in the forum and had meetings with various Korean companies.
Lee, who worked in the Kingdom as diplomat for many years, also expressed his hope that the next forum will be held in the Saudi capital.


Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin. (SPA)
Updated 47 min 21 sec ago

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

  • Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin

BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House.
The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.
It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.