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.


Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

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Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

  • GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf says the ‘terrorist attack’ is not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability
  • Attacks shows real threat posed by Houthis and Iranian regime supporting them: Coalition

RIYADH: The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles.

“As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on doing the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force by attacking innocent civilians,” said John Abizaid, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom.

“We wish those injured in the attacks a speedy and full recovery.”

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from falling debris after Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed the Houthi missiles over Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan late on Saturday night.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, shows to the media on Sunday parts of the Houthi missile that was shot down over Riyadh the night before. (SPA)

The missile attacks at such a time showed the real threat posed by the Houthis and the Iranian regime supporting them, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif  bin Falah Al-Hajraf said the “terrorist attack” was not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability.  The GCC supported all measures the Kingdom would take to defend its land and protect its citizens, Al-Hajraf said, and he called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in countering such acts.

The UAE also condemned the attacks, and said it stood with the Kingdom against every threat to its security and stability. The attack threatened global unity against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE said.