DiplomaticQuarter: Egyptian Embassy celebrates National Day in style

Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy cutting cake with Riyadh Acting Governor Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz. (AN photo by Bashir Saleh)
Updated 11 July 2018
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DiplomaticQuarter: Egyptian Embassy celebrates National Day in style

  • Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy said that the 66th anniversary celebrated a turning point in the history of modern Egypt

The Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh celebrated their National Day with an invited audience of VIP guests, including a member of the royal family, senior diplomats and business leaders.

Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, acting governor of Riyadh, represented the Saudi government at theNational Day celebrations on Tuesday night at the Egyption Embassy.

The ceremony was also attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Protocol Affairs Azzam bin Abdulkarim Al-Qain, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Kingdom and members of the Egyptian community in the Kingdom.

Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy said that the 66th anniversary celebrated a turning point in the history of modern Egypt. 

It was “an expression of our people’s aspiration for independence, which redefined the Egyptian foreign policy and relations with the Arab world, African countries and with the Islamic world, which is very much valued even today by the Egyptian state under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi,” he said. 

He added that Egypt seeks to strengthen its relationship with all these friendly countries, considering it as pillar of growth.

Hamdy said: “I would like to refer to the ongoing cordial and prosperous Egyptian-Saudi brotherhood under the visionary leadership of King Salman and President El-Sisi.”

He added that the leaders of the two countries are acting as the safety valve for the Arab region against internal and external threats and that the two countries will continue to remain united in the interest of the Arab and Islamic nations.

“The first foreign visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after being appointed crown prince last June, was to Egypt. The visit resulted in the signing of economic agreements and memoranda of cooperation aimed at consolidating the partnership between the two brotherly countries for the benefit of the Egyptian and Saudi people,” he added.

Egyptian nationals are the largest Arab expatriate group in Saudi Arabia, representing about 40 percent of the Arab expatriates working in the Kingdom.


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.