Saudi Arabian culture, heritage showcase continues in Jakarta

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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
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The Saudi House continued showcasing its activities for the sixth day in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2018
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Saudi Arabian culture, heritage showcase continues in Jakarta

  • The Saudi House continued its showcase of Saudi Arabian culture in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta
  • The event aims to show authentic cultural heritage and has been impressing visitors

LONDON: The Saudi House continued its showcase of Saudi Arabian culture in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta on Friday. 

Organized by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, in cooperation with the General Authority for Culture, the event aims to show authentic cultural heritage — the Arabic calligraphy section attracted many visitors — and has been impressing visitors, who expressed admiration for the Kingdom’s great cultural and civilizational heritage.
Calligrapher Abdelaziz Al-Naghmush, a participant in the pavilion of visual arts, explained that the section includes several paintings that represent the characteristics and beauty of calligraphy.
He said it aims to introduce Arabic calligraphy and its various types to visitors, such as Diwani, Thuluth, Riq’ah and Naskh.
The exhibition also includes a photography corner containing a number of images that dazzled Indonesian audiences and showcased the Kingdom’s beauty caught by the lens of the creative Saudis. The exhibiotion was held under the supervision of Abdulrahman Al-Barih along with Musician and artist Ahad Hussein.
The handicraft pavilion witnessed a great demand from all ages, where visitors lined up for engravings in Henna on their hands.
Participating craftsperson Jumana Hajjlas said: “All visitors are asking for the inscription of their hands with Henna, and the inscription is usually written in Arabic,” referring to the large number of visitors from the Indonesian public.
The folk arts teams performed and danced and entertained the Indonesian public.
The General Authority for Culture, through the participation of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in Indonesia, aims to introduce Saudi culture to Indonesian society and enhance cultural communication between the two countries, in addition to conveying the true picture of the Saudi cultural scene and its progress in all fields under the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program ‘fundamental to Kingdom’s energy sector’

Updated 18 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program ‘fundamental to Kingdom’s energy sector’

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s atomic energy program is fundamental for developing a sustainable energy sector, a senior minister told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday.
The Kingdom plans to start building its first two nuclear power reactors this year and as many as 16 over the next 25 years at a cost of more than $80 billion. The plan is to provide 15 percent of Saudi Arabia’s power from nuclear by 2032.
Speaking at the IAEA’s annual conference in Vienna, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the atomic reactor projects were were part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to diversify its energy sources to nuclear and renewables.
The program “abides by all international treaties and conventions and best practices, adhering to the highest standards of safety, security and transparency,” Al Falih said.
The minister said Saudi Arabia was committed to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which calls for nuclear disarmament and stresses the commitment of nuclear power states to share their peaceful technologies with abiding member states.
He also said the Kingdom had called for cooperation with the international community to make the Middle East a nuclear weapons free area.
The US has started to reintroduce heavy sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, after Donald Trump pulled out of a deal with the country earlier this year to curb its atomic ambitions.
Al-Falih called on the international community to take a more stringent stance against all threats to regional and international security, particularly Iran, given its “alarming efforts to build its nuclear capabilities, in tandem with its increasing acts of sabotage and aggression against other states in the region.”