Davos attendees experience flavors of Saudi Arabian cuisine and culture

The MiSK Global Forum (MGF) — the worldwide platform of the MiSK Foundation founded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — hosted a Saudi-themed lunch at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Friday. (AN Photo)
Updated 27 January 2018
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Davos attendees experience flavors of Saudi Arabian cuisine and culture

DAVOS: Davos delegates on the snowy slopes of the Swiss Alps got a taster of sunnier climes Friday, as guests were treated to a Saudi-themed lunch and cultural event.
Those attending the World Economic Forum witnessed an enchanting “Saudi Voyage” as they sampled food from every corner of the Kingdom, including dates, coffee and rice. 
 

Guests at the event also got to experience culture from Saudi Arabia’s five regions through music, art and dance.
Three renowned Saudi Arabian chefs — Ali Al-Yousef, Duha Abdullah and Rakan Al-Areefi — created the diverse menus, while Saudi musicians Abdullah Al-Garni and Saud Al-Shareef entertained the guests.
 

Artwork by modern Saudi artists was on display, giving an insight into the history of 20th century art in the Kingdom and shedding light on the foundations of the contemporary art movement that is growing in the country today.
A guest at the function, South African social entrepreneur Lavuyo Rani, said: “For me, it’s an experience — especially the food — it’s the first time I’ve experienced it, but I’m really enjoying it.”

The event was organized by the MiSK Global Forum (MGF) — the worldwide platform of the MiSK Foundation founded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.​

Concept artist Florian de Gesincourt watched several WEF sessions and used the content as inspiration to produce artwork displayed on screens in the main entrance foyer of the WEF Congress Center as well as at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in the town. The artwork can be seen on MGF’s social media channels.


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 18 July 2019
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.