Saudi information minister meets General Bajwa

Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, information minister of Saudi Arabia, met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, on Saturday. (ISPR photo)
Updated 09 September 2018
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Saudi information minister meets General Bajwa

  • Dr. Al-Awwad visit to Pakistan aims to identify new areas of cooperation
  • The visiting minister reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support to Pakistan, says ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Information Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

According to an official handout circulated by the military’s public relations wing, the visiting dignitary lauded the strong and brotherly relations between the two countries and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for Pakistan, as Islamabad works toward greater regional peace and stability.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always enjoyed deep religious, political, and strategic ties. Al-Awwad’s visit is also aiming to identify new areas of cooperation between them with special focus on information and culture.
The visiting minister also met his Pakistani counterpart Fawad Chaudhry on Friday to discuss how the two allies could further broaden and deepen their relationship in these areas.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.