Saudi Arabia is Guest of Honor at Beijing International Book Fair 2024

The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
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Saudi Arabia is Guest of Honor at Beijing International Book Fair 2024

The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission

Saudi Arabia is getting ready to inaugurate its pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair 2024 as the guest of honor for this year's edition, which will be held from June 19 to 23 in the Chinese capital.
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission and a number of cultural and national entities.

The Kingdom's pavilion includes participation from a variety of sectors, including the Heritage Commission, Culinary Arts Commission, Film Commission, Ministry of Investment, King Abdulaziz Foundation (Darah), King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language, King Abdulaziz Public Library, King Fahd National Library, and Saudi Publishing Association.
This diversity aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of Saudi culture, including Saudi intellectual production and the promotion of investment opportunities in the Kingdom, particularly in the cultural sector. In addition, several seminars and dialogue sessions highlighting Saudi culture and its various connections to Chinese culture will be held.
The Saudi dinner, a special display of books, manuscripts, and artifacts, a live performance of traditional performing arts, a display of costumes and paintings, screenings of Saudi films, a corner for the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and China, and special corners for the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission's partners will be on the sidelines of the participation.



World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA
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World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA

In Saudi Arabia, camels receive devoted attention and care from the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported. With a deep connection to the history and life of the Saudi people since ancient times, camels symbolize tradition, and the government harnesses all resources to preserve and nurture them.
The UN declared June 22 the World Camel Day in recognition of the historical significance of camels which ensure food security with their products of great nutritional value. The year 2024 has been designated by the UN as the International Year of Camelids.
Saudi Arabia participates in the preservation and safeguarding of camels, further solidifying the country's civilizational, historical, and cultural identity.
Tabuk, like other regions in the Kingdom, cares for this national resource.
Founded in 1407 AH, this field is renowned for organizing seasonal races and official celebrations of Arabian camels in the Kingdom. It accommodates over 900 stables and more than 10,000 camels raised to take part in winter and summer races and for breeding purposes.