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.


350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

Updated 14 November 2019

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

JEDDAH: Hundreds of authors from around the world are preparing to take part in a prestigious Saudi book festival.

The Jeddah International Book Fair, to be staged in South Obhur from Dec. 11 to 21, will feature more than 350,000 volumes to cater to all reading tastes.

Now in its fifth edition, the cultural event, run under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will see the participation of 400 Saudi, Arab and international publishing houses from 40 different countries.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, who is head of the fair’s supreme committee, has been coordinating the organization of the event which will include book-signing sessions by 200 authors.

The exhibition, occupying 30,000 square meters, is one of the biggest specialized expos in the Kingdom, and aims to promote reading and the cultural environment.

The fair will also include a program of seminars, lectures and indoor and outdoor theater productions, along with documentary films for families and children, and workshops in visual arts, photography and Arabic calligraphy.

The Jeddah fair is supported by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, who believes it reflects the city’s culture and traditions, along with backing from Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah. SPA Jeddah