Heritage motifs win praise at Jeddah book fair

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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair. (SPA)
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Updated 15 December 2019

Heritage motifs win praise at Jeddah book fair

  • The visual arts featured traditional works that simulate inscriptions

JEDDAH: The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair, which is currently taking place in South Obhur in Jeddah under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The visual arts featured traditional works that simulate inscriptions and motifs carved on wooden doors and windows from all over the Kingdom, giving vitality and beauty to the buildings they adorn. 

For many, especially for heritage lovers and decorators, such designs represent a visual historical memory, highlighting their own roots across the Kingdom.

In addition to books, several pavilions have been set up at the event to highlight Saudi Arabia’s rich histories. Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Studies and Research Center’s pavilion is drawing large crowds by presenting its research on the holy city. The center is a pioneer in providing historical information about the region’s culture and heritage.

Its pavilion at the Jeddah Book Fair, features scientific, historical and cultural publications and studies related to Madinah. Various historical documents, photos and issues of its journals are also on display.


Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

Updated 23 September 2020

Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

  • Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, called on Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the EU in the fields of human rights. 

Praising the depth of bilateral relations, they discussed ways to boost ties. 

Al-Awwad highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts, under the leadership of the king and crown prince, in supporting human rights. He pointed to developments in the Kingdom and pioneering steps toward achieving sustainable development on making human beings the focus of development in accordance with Vision 2030, which aims to achieve the overall development of a better future for the country.

Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports, including one on human trafficking published by the US State Department.

In addition, a World Bank report titled “Women, Business and the Law 2020” ranked the Kingdom first out of 190 countries in terms of progress and reforms in the field of the empowerment of women and the preservation
of their rights.