Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

The ‘Silk Road’ initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 17 November 2019

Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

  • The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion

JEDDAH: A Saudi female student attracted more than 300 experts, specialists and others from 60 countries to her talk at the yearly International Youth Dialogue Forum, which began on Saturday.
The forum, in the Chinese capital Beijing, is being held as part of the “Silk Road” initiative, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s partnership with the Chinese government to revive historical trade routes for the modern era.
Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the “Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women” forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
She also highlighted the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s government of Saudi women, and how the “Silk Road” initiative would contribute to fulfilling these aspirations and desired goals.

HIGHLIGHT

Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the ‘Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women’ forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030. 

Badris was invited by the Chinese government and the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation for the “Silk Road” initiative in China, to be the only Arab and Saudi from the Middle East to express Arab women’s point of view. The “Silk Road” initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion, or 63 percent of the world population, with a combined economy of $21 trillion, or 29 percent of today’s global economy.
The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion.


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.