Minister inspects Riyadh library to identify needs

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Prince Badr stressed the ministry’s keenness to achieve greater success through initiatives focused on libraries and the publishing sector. (SPA)
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Prince Badr stressed the ministry’s keenness to achieve greater success through initiatives focused on libraries and the publishing sector. (SPA)
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Prince Badr stressed the ministry’s keenness to achieve greater success through initiatives focused on libraries and the publishing sector. (SPA)
Updated 01 April 2019

Minister inspects Riyadh library to identify needs

  • The library houses more than 8,600 books written in Arabic and other languages and includes the national archive of historical photos

RIYADH: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture, visited the King Fahd National Library (KFNL) in Riyadh on Sunday.
Prince Badr inspected the library’s facilities and programs to identify its future needs, in line with the ministry’s vision that places great importance on the development of public libraries.
“The library’s cultural content made it an important Saudi cultural monument,” Prince Badr said, noting that “it has had a pivotal role in supporting, preserving and documenting the Kingdom’s culture since its establishment in 1990.”
He stressed the ministry’s keenness to achieve greater success through initiatives focused on libraries and the publishing sector.

The ministry announced its vision and directions on Wednesday. They included support for public libraries to develop and transform them into beacons of culture and knowledge throughout the Kingdom.
“The transformation of arts and culture will benefit all Saudis, young and old, from every corner of our country. It will help build bridges of understanding, and for our children we will build a Saudi Arabia where their creative spirits can flourish,” Prince Badr said.
The KFNL is considered a model of the bond between the leadership and the people. It was originally established as a monument at the expense of the people to express their love and loyalty to their king, in cooperation with Riyadh’s municipality, which provided the land as well as the administrative, architectural and technical supervision.
The library aims to document Saudi intellectual output by collecting everything that is related to the Kingdom, whether published in the Kingdom or abroad.
The library houses more than 8,600 books written in Arabic and other languages and includes the national archive of historical photos, (more than 70,000 photos of kings, princes, and regions), as well as 390 paintings by Saudis and 100 rare maps of the Kingdom.


Iraq’s Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA

Sheikh Khalid Al-Atiyyah said there had been a great reception and warm welcome accorded by all Saudi authorities to Iraqi pilgrims during Hajj. (SPA)
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Iraq’s Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA

  • Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah expressed his thanks and appreciation to Saudi government and people

MAKKAH: The chairman of Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah has applauded the quality of service provided to pilgrims who travel to the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Sheikh Khalid Al-Atiyyah said there had been a great reception and warm welcome accorded by all Saudi authorities to Iraqi pilgrims during Hajj.
“They, the Iraqi pilgrims like other pilgrims, benefited from the services provided by the government of the Kingdom, enabling them to perform their rituals with ease and comfort,” he said, expressing his thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom’s leadership, government and people.