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 Arabia appoints second female ambassador

Updated 21 October 2020

Saudi Arabia appoints second female ambassador

  • Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi is the ambassador to Norway
  • Her appointment makes her the second female Saudi ambassador

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has appointed Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi as the ambassador to Norway – making her the Kingdom’s second female ambassador, state news agency SPA reported.

Princess Reema Bint Bandar was Saudi Arabia’s first woman to hold such a position when she was appointed as the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States.

Al-Moallimi took the oath of office in an online ceremony on Tuesday, along with several others before King Salman and in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

She started her career over 20 years ago in the fields of education, training and social development.

Al-Moallimi worked as a teacher for five years and as a mentor for eight. She also worked for one year in the Educational Training Department at the Ministry of Education.

The ambassador served as general manager of international cooperation and organizations at the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) since 2019.

Earlier in 2019, she told Arab News: “The Kingdom’s journey toward empowering women has taken wider and quicker strides and continues to open up new doors every day.”

She was one of six women appointed to the SHRC, representing 25 percent of its membership. They are the first women to participate on the commission.