Diplomatic delegation experience Arab heritage at Saudi Arabia’s Souq Okaz festival

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Diplomats taking a tour at the Souq Okaz festival in Taif on Friday. (SPA)
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Diplomats taking a tour at the Souq Okaz festival in Taif on Friday. (SPA)
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Diplomats taking a tour at the Souq Okaz festival in Taif on Friday. (SPA)
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Diplomats taking a tour at the Souq Okaz festival in Taif on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 01 September 2019

Diplomatic delegation experience Arab heritage at Saudi Arabia’s Souq Okaz festival

TAIF: A delegation of 60 diplomats and their families visited the 13th edition of Souq Okaz as part of the Taif Season on Friday. The delegation was accompanied by Hani bin Abdul Wahab Kashif, chief of protocol at the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

The trip is a part of a series of visits organized by the ministry to introduce diplomats to the Kingdom’s cultural heritage.




Diplomats are taken for a ride at Souq Okaz. (SPA)

The delegation visited Okaz Avenue, where they enjoyed the famous Knights of Okaz show, works by Mu’Allaqat poets and crafts from the historical markets.

They also dropped by the Arab Neighborhood, which hosts 11 Arab countries displaying their cultural heritage through live shows, museums and exhibitions. 


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.