Colors of Saudi exhibition gets ready to roll

The seventh Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum will open on Dec. 12 at Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 24 October 2018

Colors of Saudi exhibition gets ready to roll

  • The annual forum aims to boost the role of photography in promoting tourism in the Kingdom

RIYADH: The seventh Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum, the largest event in the Kingdom for photography and short films on tourism, culture and heritage, will open on Dec. 12 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The annual forum aims to boost the role of photography in promoting tourism in the Kingdom.
A photography competition — the largest in the Arab world — offers SR740,000 in prize money. The categories are cultural heritage, Saudi Arabia from the skies, the Kingdom’s nature and landscape, KSA today, smartphones and the audience’s favorite.
The competition for tourism films, with prizes of SR550,000, includes seven categories: short films, cultural and heritage films, natural history films, Saudi movies today, tourism films, business films, and the audience award.


GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

Updated 10 December 2019

GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

  • Heads of the delegations land in Riyadh before the 40th Supreme Council meeting gets under way
  • King Salman tells the summit that the GCC has overcome many crises in its history

RIYADH: The GCC summit called for greater regional economic integration as the meeting chaired by King Salman came to a close in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The final statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, called for finalizing legislation for financial and monetary unity by 2025, according to the meeting's final communique.

The statement also called for boosting military and security cooperation to maintain regional security.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting was chaired by King Salman, who met the heads of each delegation as they landed.

They included the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

In his opening remarks, King Salman said the GCC had managed to overcome many crises that the region has faced.

At a preparatory meeting on Monday, Gulf foreign ministers approved the nomination of former Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf as the next secretary-general of the GCC.

His term will begin in April 2020 following the end of Al-Zayani’s term.