Saudi Arabia offers France support after Notre Dame blaze

The huge blaze tore through the historic cathedral in Paris on Monday. (AP)
Updated 18 April 2019

Saudi Arabia offers France support after Notre Dame blaze

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has expressed the Kingdom's support for France and its people after the huge fire that gutted Notre Dame.

A huge blaze tore through the historic cathedral in Paris on Monday. The building is widely regarded as the soul of France.

The statement from Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry was the latest international gesture towards France after the devastating fire.

On Wednesday evening, Cathedral bells rang out across France at the exact time the blaze struck the 850-year-old gothic masterpiece.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that architects would be invited to submit designs to replace the collapsed spire.
Investigators, meanwhile, were given their first access to the top of the cathedral to begin their probe into the cause of the blaze.


Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin. (SPA)
Updated 55 min 49 sec ago

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

  • Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin

BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House.
The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.
It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.