Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s 11th Honey Festival

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Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha. (SPA)
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Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha. (SPA)
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Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha. (SPA)
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Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha. (SPA)
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Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha. (SPA)
Updated 22 July 2018

Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s 11th Honey Festival

JEDDAH: Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha.
The attendees and participants praised the festival’s events and the variety of honey products featured at the exhibition.
The exhibition also attracted visitors from outside the region, who were interested in participating in the festival.
Visitors, quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), described how they enjoyed all the exhibitions included in the festival, praising the success they had witnessed and the festival’s various attracting events.
The festival has greatly contributed to boosting local tourism.
The festival aims to help beekeepers promote their products in a professional manner and is also financially rewarding.
It also offers vacationers an opportunity to purchase honey from authentic sellers.
The festival is considered the most prominent for honey producers and apiarists in the Middle East.
It also falls in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to propel Saudi Arabia as a main producer of honey both regionally and internationally.
It also aims to develop the industry for nutritional and medicinal purposes.


King Salman meets Afghan president

Updated 20 min 36 sec ago

King Salman meets Afghan president

  • Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan reviewed relations between the two countries
  • Al-Jubeir also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday.
The king welcomed the president and his delegation to Saudi Arabia, while Ghani expressed his happiness at visiting the Kingdom and his host.
During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries, ways of developing and strengthening them in various fields and the latest developments in Afghanistan.
Later, the king hosted a luncheon in honor of his guest.
The meeting and luncheon were attended by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and a number of senior Saudi and Afghan officials.
Ghani arrived in Jeddah on Saturday, and immediately went to perform Umrah as part of his trip.