Arab-Chinese Digital Library celebrates 1st anniversary

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The King Abdul Aziz Public Library branch at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library. (SPA)
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The King Abdul Aziz Public Library branch at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library. (SPA)
Updated 21 July 2019

Arab-Chinese Digital Library celebrates 1st anniversary

RIYADH: The branch of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library (KAPL) at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library.
It was inaugurated in July 2018 by China’s president at the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, in the presence of Arab foreign ministers and the Arab League secretary-general.
This came after the league assigned the establishment of the digital library to KAPL, as a pioneer in promoting Arab culture and developing Arab libraries.
KAPL, as part of its contributions to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, is keen to enrich the world with distinguished cultural projects and build bridges between Saudi and other cultures worldwide.
“The Arab-Chinese Digital Library is a channel for dialogue between the Arab and Chinese peoples through the exchange of traditional and non-traditional sources of information, in accordance with the information infrastructure used in Arab countries and its adaptability to the one used in China,” said the library’s deputy general supervisor, Dr. Abdul Karim bin Abdulrahman Al-Zaid.
“It also promotes and documents the partnership between Arab countries’ national libraries and China.”
The project aims to strengthen ties and coordination between libraries in Arab League member states and China.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronized on Sunday the closing ceremony of the Fourth King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
The king welcomed his guests from across the Gulf countries, including Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
During the ceremony, chairman of the Camel Club’s board and general supervisor of the festival, Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, thanked King Salman for his patronage and the “festival has become a destination for all (camel) owners within” within the Kingdom and serves as a platform “to bring together people from the Gulf and the Arab world.”
Hathleen also said that the club launched a package of economic decisions that will contribute to the development of this sector, and constitute an attractive factor for investments.