Saudi envoy honors Yemeni artists

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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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Updated 30 December 2019

Saudi envoy honors Yemeni artists

RIYADH: Yemeni artists participating in the Happy Yemen Night were honored in a meeting with Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jabir, the Saudi ambassador to their country and supervisor-general of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY).
They discussed ways to support Yemeni culture at UNESCO. Al-Jabir emphasized the importance of promoting and preserving Yemeni art, and said the country’s civilization always embraced creativity.
He added that the SDRPY is studying a project to restore the Music Institute of Aden as part of the development projects that the program will implement in the governorate.
The artists were introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. These projects have provided job opportunities, contributed to supporting the economy and improved daily life in Yemen.
Honorary shields were presented to the artists in appreciation of their efforts to promote Yemen’s culture and communicate its voice not only in the Gulf but also the wider Arab world.
The SDRPY participated in the Happy Yemen Night, held on Saturday at Abu Bakr Salem Theater in Riyadh Boulevard as part of Riyadh Season.
The event was an initiative of the General Entertainment Authority to celebrate Yemeni culture and arts. 
Distinguished Yemeni artists and the Yemeni Folklore Dance Group participated in the event, which attracted visitors of all ages from across Saudi Arabia.
The SDRPY’s participation included an exhibition to introduce visitors to development and reconstruction projects that have had a positive impact on all segments of Yemeni society. 
The exhibition included corners for portraits and Arabic calligraphy, in which Yemeni calligraphers participated.
SDRPY employees explained its development and reconstruction efforts, and the types of projects that target vital sectors in various Yemeni governorates.
The exhibition attracted diplomats and visitors interested in Yemeni affairs, including Saudi citizens and Yemeni and Arab residents.
The SDRPY supports seven vital sectors across Yemen — water and dams, energy and power, health, education, agriculture and fisheries, transport, ports and airports, and government buildings — in coordination with the country’s government and local authorities.


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JEDDAH: The director general of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Board, Stefano Baronci, said the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah is expected be a leader in the region. 

He said that the airport is distinguished by its design and setup, and coincides with the big development of the Kingdom’s airports. 

His statements followed a visit by Baronci and a delegation from the ACI Asia-Pacific Board to the GACA headquarters in Riyadh. 

The delegation listened to brief on the airport’s capacity and services for passengers, its modern technology, and the most notable investment opportunities. SPA Riyadh

His statements followed a visit by Baronci and a delegation from the ACI Asia-Pacific Board to the GACA headquarters in Riyadh. They were received by Sulaiman Al-Bassam, GACA’s assistant chief operating officer.

The delegation listened to brief on the airport’s capacity and services for passengers, its modern technology, and the most notable investment opportunities.