Saudi Arabia launches Fashion Incubation Program to support local talent

Saudi Arabia launches Fashion Incubation Program to support local talent
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Updated 04 December 2020

Saudi Arabia launches Fashion Incubation Program to support local talent

Saudi Arabia launches Fashion Incubation Program to support local talent

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture launched its Fashion Incubation Program on Thursday. The program is designed to uncover, support and promote local creatives and entrepreneurs in the fashion sector.

The program’s first phase is a three-day virtual “fashion hackathon,” which, according to the ministry’s website, will see participants split into small groups to “solve some specific challenges in the field within a short period of time.” The winners will receive a five-day trip to Milan Fashion Week, while three runners-up will receive financial rewards and other prizes.

The second phase is a “boot camp” — a five-day virtual event focused on fashion and entrepreneurship that will help participants to develop their ideas, network, and receive support and guidance from regional and international fashion professionals.

The third phase — “Babysitter” is a longer-term incubator providing participants with the guidance and support necessary to “establish foundations and help them strengthen their product,” according to the site.

Registration is currently open for the first phase of the program at the following link: https://engage.moc.gov.sa/fashion_incubation.

 
 


Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that served common interests. The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We discussed the situation in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, as well as Iranian and Turkish interventions in the affairs of the region’s states and Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom and Jordan’s views on these issues are compatible, and coordination between the two countries is based on the highest standards.”

The prince also said that the visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi was aimed at enhancing the special relations between the two countries, and coordinating and consulting on the regional and international issues that interested both countries.