Event organized to mark Year of Arabic Calligraphy in Saudi Arabia

The event will take place on Feb. 21-22 in Alkhobar, Feb. 23-24 in Riyadh and Feb. 28-29 in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Updated 19 February 2020

Event organized to mark Year of Arabic Calligraphy in Saudi Arabia

  • The event is part of the ministry’s efforts to support local talents and give them opportunities to showcase their abilities

RIYADH: The Culture Ministry, as part of celebrations to mark the Year of Arabic Calligraphy, is organizing an artistic and musical event titled “Arabic Calligraphy Murals” in Alkhobar, Riyadh and Jeddah.
The event combines Arabic calligraphy and graffiti, with the participation of Saudi artists and calligraphers within the Quality of Life Program of the Vision 2030 reform plan.
Saudi calligraphers will decorate designated public areas in cooperation with their municipalities. The event will take place on Feb. 21-22 in Alkhobar, Feb. 23-24 in Riyadh and Feb. 28-29 in Jeddah.
The event is part of the ministry’s efforts to support local talents and give them opportunities to showcase their abilities.  Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan had designated 2020 the Year of Arabic Calligraphy to celebrate the art form as well as the history and beauty of the Arabic language. 


Saudi deputy defense minister, British defense secretary discuss regional security

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Saudi deputy defense minister, British defense secretary discuss regional security

RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman discussed regional and global security with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Tuesday.
They discussed the partnership between the two countries, especially in the defense field, and the efforts made by the two nations to “enhance regional and international security,” said a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
Wallace expressed Britain’s appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s role in addressing threats to stability in the region, especially in regards to protecting maritime corridors.