Saudi FM reaffirms historic ties between Arab countries and Europe

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir attends the Arab-European ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 05 February 2019

Saudi FM reaffirms historic ties between Arab countries and Europe

  • Adel Al-Jubeir is visiting Brussels to attend the Arab-European ministerial meeting

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday affirmed that the relations between the Arab countries and Europe are historic. The state minister is visiting Brussels to attend the Arab-European ministerial meeting. He said there are huge trade and investment opportunities between the Arab and European countries. 

Al-Jubeir said the meeting is an opportunity to explore the untapped potential and to enhance cooperation in boosting ties and overcoming challenges.

In a press statement, he said consultations are underway with brotherly Arab countries to reach a solution that will ensure the preservation of Syria’s unity and independence. He said talks are underway for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in Syria.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the state minister met British Minister of State for Near Eastern Affairs Alistair Burt, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and top officials of other countries.

During the meetings, they discussed issues of mutual interest and ways to enhance bilateral relations.


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