King Salman receives Saudi media officials, writers

King Salman receives Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, top officials and editors in chief of media organizations at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 09 July 2019

King Salman receives Saudi media officials, writers

Saudi Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah, heads, chairmen of boards of directors, editors in chief of media agencies, newspapers, members of the Saudi Journalists Association and writers called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday. 

The king highlighted the importance of media and its role in highlighting Saudi Arabia’s status as home to the Two Holy Mosques, the cradle of revelation and the services it provide to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. 

King Salman stressed the need to exert more efforts to convey the Kingdom’s message, efforts and contributions to various regional and international causes.


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.