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. 


G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley. (Photo/MEWA/Twitter)
Updated 19 September 2020

G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

  • Ministers discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity

RIYADH: Tackling land degradation and habitat loss, and conserving coral reefs were among the items discussed at a meeting of G20 environment ministers.
The aim of the gathering was to strengthen policy cooperation toward safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
During the meeting, chaired by Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, ministers focused on land and marine environment-related issues and the conservation of natural resources.
They also discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity.