Saudi artists showcase talent in Egypt

Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Nami, the cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in Egypt. (SPA)
Updated 01 January 2019

Saudi artists showcase talent in Egypt

  • El-Sisi praised Saudi Arabia’s position toward Egypt, which reflects the historic ties and deep-rooted relations between the two countries

JEDDAH: Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Nami, the cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in Egypt, on Monday opened the fourth International Oriental Colors Forum for Fine Arts.
In a press statement, the Saudi cultural mission said the forum aims to showcase the works of talent Saudi female artists, exchange ideas and highlight the role of Saudi women at international forums.
Recently, Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh visited Egypt and met top officials including President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
El-Sisi praised Saudi Arabia’s position toward Egypt, which reflects the historic ties and deep-rooted relations between the two countries.
The Egyptian president pointed to the importance of upgrading the communication between the two sides at the parliamentary level.
Al-Asheikh hailed the Egyptian government’s development efforts, especially on the economic front, including infrastructure development and the establishment of large-scale national projects.


Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

Updated 55 min 21 sec ago

Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

  • Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture

PARIS: Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO, said that changes can only be faced with global efforts to achieve the common goals of promoting peace, building cultural bridges between nations, and empowering societies to guarantee a better future.

Saudi Arabia recently participated in the 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Council at the agency’s Paris headquarters. The Kingdom was represented at the session by Princess Haifa and a team of 26 Saudi experts from different sectors that have activities related to the scope of UNESCO’s work, such as education, culture, energy, environment, and training.

Princess Haifa said: “Despite our different cultures and languages, we share our belief that education is a right for everyone, that preserving heritage means securing the future, and that innovation and science are the bridge that will pull us out of this pandemic the world today is living.”

She said that the Kingdom supported African countries and was ready to share its experiences in various UNESCO fields, in addition to supporting action plans related to developing islands as one of its priorities in exchanging experiences, especially since the Kingdom is one of the most advanced countries in the world in the field of water desalination.

Reference was made to the Kingdom’s support for international growth and stability through the G20 presidency, specifically with regard to ensuring the continuity of education in crises, the continuation of efforts to achieve climate adaptation worldwide, and solidarity with the members of the G20 in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a member state of the UNESCO Executive Council, Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture. These will be evaluated and decided upon, and the executive decisions assigned to them will be voted on, in cooperation with the council’s member states.

The Kingdom’s participation in the meetings of the UNESCO Executive Council also comes as part of its permanent presence in the international cultural and educational organization since its foundation in 1946.