Saudi Shoura Council speaker highlights extended history of KSA-UAE relationship

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. (WAM)
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Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh held talks with UAE Federal National Council Speaker Saqr Ghobash in Abu Dhabi. (SPA)
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Updated 07 September 2022

Saudi Shoura Council speaker highlights extended history of KSA-UAE relationship

Saudi Shoura Council speaker highlights extended history of KSA-UAE relationship
  • Ghobash, for his part, likewise referenced the strong, historical ties binding the UAE and Saudi Arabia, reinforced by common interests and compatible visions

ABU DHABI: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh held talks with the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the UAE Federal National Council Speaker Saqr Ghobash in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

The parties discussed the importance of cooperation on issues of common concern in both international and regional forums.

They noted the depth and extended history of Saudi-Emirati ties, as Al-sheikh pointed out that his visit to the UAE is proof of the keenness of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to support the Gulf’s Joint Action Process.

He praised the UAE’s leadership, represented by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and underlined the importance of strengthening parliamentary relations between the Shoura Council and the Federal National Council.

He also highlighted the importance of activating the agreement to establish the Parliamentary Friendship Association in order to achieve effective communication and cooperation between the two bodies.

Ghobash, for his part, likewise referenced the strong, historical ties binding the UAE and Saudi Arabia, reinforced by common interests and compatible visions.

He added that the governments of both countries were eager to translate these ties into constructive initiatives through the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, which operates according to a joint strategy involving the employment of commercial and investment potentials to advance and sustain development.

 


Saudi aid agency supports Chad to address malaria epidemic

Saudi aid agency supports Chad to address malaria epidemic
Updated 26 November 2022

Saudi aid agency supports Chad to address malaria epidemic

Saudi aid agency supports Chad to address malaria epidemic

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has delivered support to the Ministry of Public Health and National Solidarity in Chad to prevent and respond to the malaria epidemic, Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

The support was delivered in the presence of the Chadian Minister of Public Health and National Solidarity, Dr. Abdelmadjid Abderahim, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Chad, Amer bin Ali Al-Shehri, the KSrelief representative in the capital, N’Djamena, and a number of officials.

Abderahim expressed his thanks and gratitude for the support, which comes within the framework of the aid provided by the Kingdom through KSrelief for many relief projects, according to the humanitarian needs in all countries around the world and according to the highest standards.


Saudi rapper creates hip hop podcast in Arabic

 Saudi rapper creates hip hop podcast in Arabic
Updated 25 November 2022

Saudi rapper creates hip hop podcast in Arabic

 Saudi rapper creates hip hop podcast in Arabic
  • Al-Fahad told Arab News: 'I am a big supporter of the hip hop culture in Saudi Arabia'

RIYADH: Saudi music producer, rapper, and composer Bander Al-Fahad has started a podcast in Arabic to provide the latest updates on the Kingdom’s hip hop scene.

In his first podcast “Pure Hip Hop,” released on YouTube in August, other Saudi and Arab rappers shed light on the hip hop culture in the country, its relationship with Saudi society, and the history of the music genre.

Al-Fahad told Arab News: “I am a big supporter of the hip hop culture in the Kingdom. I wish to have a unique style. I am keen for hip hop to appear with Saudi rhythms that distinguish it as Saudi music.”

He first discovered his passion for music while pursuing an undergraduate degree in media communication and revealed that he would soon be dropping two more episodes.

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• Bander Al-Fahad first discovered his passion for music while pursuing an undergraduate degree in media communication and revealed that he would soon be dropping two more episodes.

• He collaborates with other Saudi YouTubers such as Ibrahim Basha, Dyler, Faisal Tiger, and Fahad Al- Dokhei to create music and jingles for local organizations. And he also aims to create a go-to platform for the genre.

“Podcasting is the way that I think is best to deliver my message. I had many questions about hip hop, and that’s when I decided to deliver information on it to a Saudi audience,” he said.

Al-Fahad collaborates with other Saudi YouTubers such as Ibrahim Basha, Dyler, Faisal Tiger, and Fahad Al-Dokhei to create music and jingles for local organizations. And he also aims to create a go-to platform for the genre.

“When I receive a campaign, I use their idea and begin creating the music and beats. If they don’t have a specific idea, we begin the creative process, and I initially draw the idea on a piano keyboard before transferring it to the studio, where we can use live instruments and musicians,” he added.

The musician said he was thankful that the Kingdom was placing increased focus on the music industry, especially via the recently established Music Commission.

“With the help of education services in the field of music, the young generation can now turn their passion for music into a career. Musicians can now learn, produce, and have people hear their voice,” he added.

Al-Fahad, who at first could only perform for friends and family, would like to have a lasting impact on the Kingdom’s music scene.

“My future projects include working on my company about content and music production. I’m also working on three singles and a mini album.”

He is also among the cast of “Rise of the Witches,” a Saudi fantasy series being filmed in AlUla.

 


Saudi energy minister receives Iraqi counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi energy minister receives Iraqi counterpart in Riyadh
Updated 26 November 2022

Saudi energy minister receives Iraqi counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi energy minister receives Iraqi counterpart in Riyadh
  • The two sides discussed matters of common interest in the field of energy and agreed to continue to carry out important projects in gas, petrochemicals, electricity and renewables

RIYADH: Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil Hayan Abdul Ghani Al-Swad visited the Kingdom after receiving an invitation from Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed matters of common interest in the field of energy and agreed to continue to carry out important projects in gas, petrochemicals, electricity and renewables. They also reviewed ways to enhance communication between Riyadh and Baghdad to further explore shared opportunities in these fields and transform them into tangible partnerships.

 

 


Riyadh’s Qariat Zaman brings the past back to life

Riyadh’s Qariat Zaman brings the past back to life
Updated 25 November 2022

Riyadh’s Qariat Zaman brings the past back to life

Riyadh’s Qariat Zaman brings the past back to life
  • Qariat Zaman, or “the old village”, launched on Nov. 24 as a living record of the country’s history for Riyadh Season 2022
  • The zone is a time machine that transports visitors back to the glory of the past

RIYADH: Old school books, telephones without touchscreens and classic cars are the kind of things that you will find at Riyadh’s tribute to how we once lived.
Qariat Zaman, or “the old village”, launched on Nov. 24 as a living record of the country’s history for Riyadh Season 2022. The zone is a time machine that transports visitors back to the glory of the past and the significant events through stalls, traditional markets, and demonstrations of the old lifestyles.
Visitors can explore Dakakin Al-Awwalin, Al-Meydan, Saudia Channel 1, Wadi Al-Masaqil, Al-Taybeen Theatre, Al-Hosh Playground, and Beit Muzna.
Qariat Zaman is an example of how the past is mixed with the present. It is a place where people can learn about old times while listening to traditional music and buying antiques.
Its activities bring together a wide range of talented people in the theater and arts. Visitors can learn old stories and tales related to Saudi traditions and heritage.
The zone recreates the life of the older generation, with workers dressed in traditional clothing and living in mudbrick houses. There are displays of traditional artworks, old crafts and dance shows.
During the previous seasons, the village garnered great admiration from visitors and received wide interest in its various recreational activities, which were enjoyed by the artistic, musical, and interactive atmosphere in an area that highlighted the Saudi heritage and its traditional elements and revived the past with excellence.


Saudi ambassador to Tunisia meets KSA delegation

Saudi ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr. (SPA)
Saudi ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr. (SPA)
Updated 25 November 2022

Saudi ambassador to Tunisia meets KSA delegation

Saudi ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr. (SPA)
  • Earlier this month, the Arab League summit in Algiers concluded with a pledge of continued Arab support for Palestine, and condemnation of Israel’s use of violence and its blockade of Gaza

TUNIS: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr received a delegation comprising senior representatives of the Saudi ministries of justice, sport, and media on Friday.

The delegation is taking part in meetings of the Arab Administrative Development Organization, an affiliate of the Arab League, currently taking place in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.

Saudi Arabia aims to foster relations among the world. Earlier this month, the Arab League summit in Algiers concluded with a pledge of continued Arab support for Palestine, and condemnation of Israel’s use of violence and its blockade of Gaza.

Calls for unity were led by the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan. “We must intensify coordination and consultation and reject our internal differences and prioritize our common interests,” Prince Faisal said.

He added that the country values collective Arab action, utilizing the potential of natural resources in oceans, investing in human resources, promoting biological and food diversity, and meeting the needs of food markets.

The foreign minister added that in line with Vision 2030, the Kingdom seeks to advance in various fields, in collaboration with its Arab brothers, and in a way that contributes to confronting challenges that directly affect its citizens.