Governor of Makkah meets with Sudan’s ambassador to KSA

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, receives Sudan’s Ambassador Abdul Basit Badawi Al-Sanousi. (SPA)
Updated 06 December 2018
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Governor of Makkah meets with Sudan’s ambassador to KSA

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah Region, received Sudan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdul Basit Badawi Al-Sanousi. 

During the meeting in Jeddah, they discussed issues of mutual interest.

The talks follow Sudanese President Omar Bashir’s official visit to Saudi Arabia in October.

During their meeting, the king and the president discussed bilateral relations binding the two countries, in addition to the latest regional developments.

Sudan has suffered under US trade sanctions for two decades and only recently the sanctions were lifted.

Sudanese officials have acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s role in the US decision to lift the sanctions against the African country.

Bashir thanked the king for his fraternal sentiments, and to the Saudi government for its efforts in lifting the sanctions.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.