Wednesday, January 19

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Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Organizes a Dance Theatrical Show for Children

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at "Expo 2020 Dubai" organized a theatrical, singing, and dance show in Arabic and English, performed by a group of Saudi 10-year-old girls.The show, which shed light on the beauty and cultural richness of the Kingdom’s diverse natural areas, was attended by a spectacular audience, received a wide public interaction, especially families and children.The event was conducted by a seven-member troupe that dazzled the audience with their outstanding performance and their mastery of the integrated artistic performance that combined dancing, acting, and singing on the stage in front of the Saudi pavilion at the international exhibition.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Culture Launches Strategy of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Global Center for Arabic Calligraphy

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Riyadh, Under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, the Ministry of Culture today celebrated the conclusion of the initiative of “Year of Arabic Calligraphy” 2021 and the inauguration of the strategy of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Global Center for Arabic Calligraphy.The strategy was launched in a ceremony held this evening at the National Museum in Riyadh in the presence of Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Deputy Governor of Madinah region; the Deputy Minister of Culture, Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez; the Director General of Passports Lieutenant-General Suleiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya; a number of ministers, ambassadors, officials, cultural figures and success partners who had a prominent role in activating the initiative.During the ceremony, the Deputy Mi...

Saudi Deputy Culture Minister Meets Tunisian Cultural Affairs Minister

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Dubai, Saudi Deputy Minister of Culture Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez has met with Tunisian Minister of Cultural Affairs Dr. Hayat Guermazi, during his visit to the UAE to participate in the 22nd Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Arab World and Al-Burdah Festival on behalf of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Minister of Culture.During the meeting, both sides discussed means to enhance cultural cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Tunisia in several cultural fields, including heritage, antiquities and traditional arts.The Deputy Minister of Culture highlighted the importance of culture in further boosting brotherly ties between the Saudi and Tunisian peoples, stressing the keenness of the Ministry of Culture to develop joint cultural action to...

German Academics Praise Arabic Language and Calligraphy at Saudi Cultural Mission Event in Berlin

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Berlin, The Saudi Cultural Mission, an affiliate of the Saudi embassy in Berlin, Germany, organized a celebration commemorating the International Day of the Arabic Language for the year 2021, attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Germany Isam bin Ibrahim Bait Al-Mal, several Arab diplomats and others interested in Arabic language and culture, including the head of the Orientalist Institute at Leipzig University Dr. Sebastian Maisel who, via Zoom, praised the status and importance of Arabic language and paid tribute to it calligraphy.In a speech to mark the occasion, the cultural attaché in Germany Dr. Malik bin Abbad Al-Wadi'i, highlighted the importance and aesthetics of the Arabic language, and exposed its role in shaping Arab culture and impact on supporting and activating dialogue an...

Saudi Arabia Kicks off FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final 2021

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Deputy Minister of Sports Badr bin Abdurrahman Al-Qadi witnessed today the launch of FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final 2021, which is hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah with the participation of 12 international basketball teams.The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Sports in coordination with the Saudi Basketball Federation, and under the supervision of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).Holding this event, which falls under the "Quality of Life" program, is part of a series of international sporting events and tournaments that have been already hosted and to be hosted by the Kingdom in various games and sports, in order to achieve the goals of its Vision 2030, and to increase interest in various games.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia Submits Competing File to Organize World Expo 2030

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Riyadh, After last October's announcement by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), the Commission has submitted the Kingdom's file to organize the World Expo 2030 in Riyadh.The Kingdom's file submission came upon its participation in the virtual meeting of the Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE) General Assembly, which was held yesterday in the French capital, Paris, to start the competing candidatures process, which will take place in five stages to be ended with a vote at the end of 2023.To mark the occasion, the RCRC CEO Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Rasheed said that five countries are submitting their co...