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.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.