Princess Haifa donates paintings to help blind

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PROMOTING ART: Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Business and Technology visits the exhibition in the presences of Prince Faisal bin Sultan bin Nasser Al-Saud and Walid Ghazi.
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Painting of Yemeni poet Al-Bardouni.
Updated 25 June 2016
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Princess Haifa donates paintings to help blind

JEDDAH: An art exhibition for disabled people entitled "See" involving 30 prominent artists from Jeddah was inaugurated by Princess Seeta bint Abdullah at the Saudi Center of Fine Arts on Wednesday.

The exhibition was visited by a large number of royalty, elite Saudi businesswomen and other members of society to support the visually impaired and deaf. More than 30 artists of different technical arts schools and institutes displayed around 60 works throughout the five-day exhibition.
The aim of the exhibition was to support social causes and promote art, bringing different segments of society together on one platform to remind us all of our social responsibility toward people with special needs in society.
Princess Seeta, Princess Haifa bint Abdullah and others toured the exhibition and expressed their deep admiration for the works that the artists put on show.
Princess Haifa donated 15 paintings. The proceeds from the event will go to the Ebsar Foundation for the visually impaired in Jeddah.
Aisha Natto, a member of the Ebsar Foundation, said that a number of famous artists presented their works at the exhibition to support the cause and activities of the organization, and to help the visually impaired and deaf as part of their social responsibility work.
Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Business and Technology, also visited the exhibition along with Prince Faisal bin Sultan bin Nasser Al-Saud and Walid Ghazi.
Dahlan said that such events should be supported and linked with charities to support cultural and artistic displays. He also praised the efforts of the organizers and artists who participated in the exhibition.
The exhibition benefited from the support of top artists including Hana Hijazi, Abdel Azim, Sultan Al-Nasir, among others.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.