New Saudi envoys sworn in

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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 10 February 2019
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New Saudi envoys sworn in

JEDDAH: Thirteen newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.

The ambassadors to Switzerland, Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz; Germany, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah; Senegal, Fahad bin Ali Al-Dousari; Vietnam, Saud bin Fahd bin Suwailem; Brazil, Ali bin Abdullah Bahaitham; Ivory Coast, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Subai’i; Ghana, Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Ruki; Ethiopia, Sami bin Jamil Abdel Salam Abdullah; Mali, Khalid bin Mabrouk Al-Khalid; Djibouti, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Matar; Zambia, Osama bin Mohammed Kranchi; Japan, Naif bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi; and the UAE, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil were sworn in after reciting an oath of loyalty.

The ceremony was attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdel Aziz Al-Assaf.


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.