New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

People visit the newly opened gallery in Madinah to see rare pictures of holy sites on display. (AN photo)
Updated 07 December 2017
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New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

MADINAH: A new gallery showcasing rare photos of the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah was recently launched with the support from the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives.
The gallery is located near the Prophet’s Mosque. People are visiting the venue in large numbers not only to refresh their knowledge but also to gain further insight into the history of these two cities.
For the first time ever, paintings from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace Museum are showcased.
 


US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia congratulates King Salman on National Day

Updated 22 September 2018
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US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia congratulates King Salman on National Day

JEDDAH: The US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia Christopher Henzel has issued a statement congratulating King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Kingdom’s people on its National Day.
Henzel’s statement read: “On behalf of the United States of America and all my colleagues here at the Embassy and our Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, I extend our congratulations to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the people of Saudi Arabia on your national day.
“Our partnership with Saudi Arabia extends from our close security cooperation to our strong relations in business and exchange programs. Together we are working to promote the security and prosperity of both our countries.
“Through our educational and cultural exchange programs we learn from each other and deepen our partnership. Over many decades hundreds of thousands of Saudi and American officials, tourists, business representatives, and students have traveled between our countries and in the process have cemented our strong ties.
“I wish the people of Saudi Arabia success in all their endeavors and look forward to a bright future as our two countries continue to work together.”