Paris hosts ‘Saudi Cultural Days’ exhibition

'Saudi Cultural Days' to take place from April 9 to 11 in Paris. (Saudi Cultural Days)
Updated 09 April 2018

Paris hosts ‘Saudi Cultural Days’ exhibition

DUBA: Paris is set to host an exhibition titled the “Saudi Cultural Days” organized by France’s General Authority for Culture, which includes a three-day program highlighting the culture and arts scene in the Kingdom, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The event will run from April 9-11 at the Tokyo Palace of Art in Paris, coinciding with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s royal visit.
The event will offer a variety of artistic and cultural activities, including cinematic performances and discussions held in the presence of artists and directors.
It also includes art exhibitions dealing with heritage and modern art and panel discussions with the artists.

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”