Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties

Updated 11 March 2015
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Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties

As many as 500 Saudi students and their counterparts from Japan have embarked on a tour of Saudi tourist spots to draw giant logos of both countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the Saudi-Japanese relations.
Their artistic creation will be on a white fabric with a diameter of 100 square meters.
According to Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), this is a sequel to the first phase that took place in December 2013 with the participation of 400 students from Al-Ula schools during which Prince Faisal bin Salman, Governor of Madinah, took part at Madaen Saleh.
A Japanese team, “earth identity” association, arrived here on Sunday for a 12-day stay during which they will visit five Saudi cities in coordination with SCTA, Saudi Embassy in Japan and the Ministry of Education.
According to SCTA, the team’s mission is to implement the second phase of the project to draw a larger panel of the world’s children’s drawings, including Saudi Arabia’s logo (two swords and Palm) and Japan’s logo (red disk of the sun) on a single panel.
From the Saudi side, 500 Saudi students will take part in this painting the cities of Tabuk, Jeddah, Dammam, Al-Baha and Abha.
The association will collect the painting that has been drawn in the five cities to be placed at the historic landmarks in Riyadh in the last round.
It will be presented with another Japanese children’s drawings at the largest sports stadium in Japan during the summer of 2015 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 24 April 2019
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.