Comic Con Arabia fires up Riyadh youth in rainy weather

Visitors were impressed with a variety of costumes. (AN photo)
Updated 27 November 2017
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Comic Con Arabia fires up Riyadh youth in rainy weather

RIYADH: Comic Con Arabia, the Saudi version of the global brand, launched Thursday with high-profile guests at the Riyadh International Convention Center.
A long and energetic queue of comic enthusiasts of all ages stood in the cold and rain waiting to get through the gates and meet their favorite superheroes. The three-day event, backed by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), features various activities and panels.
 Attendees will have the opportunity to meet stars of some of the most famous movies and TV shows, including “Game of Thrones”, “Big Bang Theory”, “Underworld: Awakenings” and “Lost Girl.”
Winners of cosplay, a superhero costume contest that is the most anticipated comic-con activity, will receive SR7,000 ($1,867) each.
Young cosplayer Yusuf told Arab News that he chose Captain America because “he’s the best.”
 Discussion panels were held on the opening day, as was a costume workshop by designer Christopher Donio, who has worked in many films and TV shows.

Picture gallery of the Comic Con Arabia


Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

  • The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: A trade delegation from Mexico called on the Saudi business community to strengthen trade partnerships with their counterparts in Mexico and participate in promising opportunities and investment projects in various areas, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
“A delegation from the National Bank for Services and Public Works (BANOBRAS), the most important development bank in Mexico, visited Saudi Arabia to promote investment opportunities that will bring the countries closer together,” Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda told Arab News on Friday.
Miranda accompanied Alejandro Blasco, head of investor relations at BANOBRAS, and Luis Ampudia, deputy head of investor relations, during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The Saudi delegation was made up of CSC Secretary-General Saud Al-Meshari; Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid S. Alkhudairy; and head of stakeholder management of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saad A. Alkroud.
During the meetings, the Mexican delegation shared the opportunities available in Mexico for identifying possible public-private partnerships and financing social infrastructure projects, and they discussed the potential of investment opportunities in Mexico as part of the PIF’s international diversified pool, said the envoy.
The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas, taking into account that Mexico’s GDP is $1.1 trillion, has a population of 129 million inhabitants, an inflation rate of 4 percent and very low unemployment of just 4 percent.
“I am sure both countries will continue to work together in order to have more Mexicans in Saudi Arabia and more Saudis in Mexico,” said Ambassador Miranda.