GCA chooses Taghreed Al-Baqshi to present Saudi culture to China

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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
Updated 11 September 2018
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GCA chooses Taghreed Al-Baqshi to present Saudi culture to China

  • The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions”
  • The events include an artistic historical and cultural program to introduce the heritage and history of China

JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions,” organized by the Culture Ministry in China. The Saudi participation is represented by Taghreed Al-Baqshi, nominated by the authority to showcase her talent and perform for the Chinese audience, seeking to present the true Saudi culture, its advancement and diversity.
The events include an artistic historical and cultural program to introduce the heritage and history of China, and a visit to the city’s landmarks and to the artists’ events, as well as to universities, academies and museums in China. The events will also highlight cultural exchange.
The Saudi artist Al-Baqshi’s participation includes an international workshop titled “China in the eyes of Arabs,” which will be accompanied by work from the most important artists. The workshop will last until Sept. 12. The end of the workshop will feature special shows by each artist for the Chinese culture ministry, to promote the Chinese-Arab ties and cultural exchange.
The authority’s nomination comes in the context of granting artists the opportunity to become artist ambassadors of their countries, to stress the important role of arts in international relations and in bringing people together.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.