Saudi media office to open in Moscow

Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad
Updated 08 October 2017
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Saudi media office to open in Moscow

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia is to open a new media office in Moscow in the wake of King Salman’s visit to Russia.
The office will promote communication and cultural exchange between the two countries and strengthen Saudi-Russian relations and dialogue, said Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad.
“The media office will promote community participation, put forward many academic discussions, expand research fields, encourage cooperation in the music domain and present cultural samples such as art galleries and patterns of inter-community interaction, in addition to promoting media and cultural exchange programs and communicating with other cultures and research centers in the host country,” he said.
The media office will be bilingual, and will act as a global bridge for the Arabic language and, at the same time, communicate with the audience in the host country’s language. It will open in January 2018.
The ministry has launched several new initiatives in the areas of new media and social networking, among the most important means of modern communication.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh