Arab nations present heritage at Jeddah book fair

Hundreds of publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part in the 10-day book fair. (SPA)
Updated 02 January 2019

Arab nations present heritage at Jeddah book fair

  • Hundreds of publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part in the 10-day book fair, which this year has “tolerance and peace” as its theme

JEDDAH: Jordan, Sudan and Yemen are among the dozens of Arab and Islamic countries participating in the fourth Jeddah International Book Fair.
The event is expected to attract up to 50,000 visitors a day and features workshops, cultural activities and entertainment.
The event was aimed at showcasing heritage and traditions in their most beautiful forms in a way that aligned with the environment in Jeddah and the rest of the Kingdom.
Hundreds of publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part in the 10-day book fair, which this year has “tolerance and peace” as its theme.
The event was opened late December by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. It ends Jan. 5, 2019.
Earlier, Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishal bin Majed said the event “supports the publishing movement in the Kingdom” and reflects Saudis’ interest in books.
The venue was designed in the form of a tent, reflecting Saudi Arabia’s heritage and originality, he added.


Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

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Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the people of the Kingdom on National Day. 
“(National Day) renews pride in our past,” the prince said on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, adding that it increased the nation’s ambition for its future.
“On National Day we recall the glories of the founding founder, King Abdulaziz - may God rest his soul - and the heroism of the faithful who sacrificed their lives for our homeland,” he said. 
Saudi Arabia marked its 90th National Day with an announcement from the General Entertainment Authority that the first concert will be held under the motto “mettle to the top,” and feature superstars Rashid Al-Majed and Aseel Abu Bakr in Green Halls in Dammam.
This year, Saudi Arabia marks its national day amid the coronavirus global pandemic.

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