Jeddah International Book Fair concludes

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The fifth annual Jeddah International Book Fair concluded on Saturday. (SPA)
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The fifth annual Jeddah International Book Fair concluded on Saturday. (SPA)
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The fifth annual Jeddah International Book Fair concluded on Saturday. (SPA)
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Updated 23 December 2019

Jeddah International Book Fair concludes

Jeddah International Book Fair concludes
  • Over the past five years, the fair has received more than 2.7 million visitors

JEDDAH: The fifth annual Jeddah International Book Fair concluded on Saturday. The 10-day event was held under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal.

The fair covered 30,000 sq. meters, was visited by 441,369 people, and featured more than 50 diverse activities.

Some 400 local, Arab and international publishing houses participated with 350,000 titles in various fields, while more than 200 authors signed books.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Jeddah governor and chairman of the fair’s Supreme Organizing Committee, thanked King Salman and the crown prince for the event’s success, and for entrusting Jeddah with organizing it.

Over the past five years, the fair has received more than 2.7 million visitors, and has been “keen to provide knowledge enrichment and cultural content that emanates from the cultural heritage on which the Kingdom depends as a tributary of science and knowledge,” Prince Mishaal said.

He hailed the attention and care accorded by Prince Khalid to the fair since its launch, which has turned it into a beacon of culture, thought and creativity.

Prince Mishaal said the fair’s success has been enabled by cooperation among various government sectors and community institutions.

“The exhibition, throughout its five editions, has provided opportunities to 1,820 local, regional and international publishing houses from 50 countries. It also saw some 1,000 authors signing their books,” he said, adding that the Kingdom is keen to promote culture, authorship and publishing.


Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities

Updated 03 December 2020

Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities

Najran governor cites programs benefiting people with disabilities

NAJRAN: Thursday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz took the opportunity to stress that Saudi Arabia’s leadership focuses on all segments of society.

Prince Jalawi was speaking during a meeting in his office with the head of the Najran Literary Club Saeed Al-Mardamah and disabled author Mahdi Al-Mutlaq, who presented the prince with a copy of his latest novel.

Prince Jalawi lauded Al-Mutlaq’s participation in literary and cultural events as an active member of the Saudi society.

He also expressed his support for the plan to hold an art exhibition for blind people from around the Kingdom in Najran.