March 31, 2024

Saudi Arabia is the guest of honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia is guest of honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the Guest of Honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair, scheduled to take place from June 19 to 23, 2024.

The Saudi Authority for Literature, Translation, and Publishing Commission, along with the National Press and Publication Administration of China, had signed a contract in the Chinese capital, Beijing, to host Saudi Arabia as the Guest of Honor at the 2024 Beijing International Book Fair. The signing ceremony was attended by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, Dr. Mohammed Hassan Alwan, CEO of the Saudi Authority for Literature, Translation, and Publishing, and Li Hongjun, CEO of the National Press and Publication Administration of China.

Saudi Arabia, led by the Saudi Authority for Literature, Translation, and Publishing, is scheduled to be the Guest of Honor at the Beijing International Book Fair from June 19 to 23, 2024, and at the Seoul International Book Fair from June 26 to 30, 2024. These efforts are part of its commitment to supporting cultural activities at both the local and international levels.

In another context, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, met with Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Sun Yali during his official visit to the People’s Republic of China to enhance cultural relations and develop existing cultural cooperation between the cultural system of the Kingdom and several Chinese cultural entities.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual cultural interest.

The memorandum of understanding includes solidifying cultural cooperation between the Kingdom and China in various cultural fields, notably museums, cultural heritage, theater and performing arts, visual arts, architecture and design, libraries, traditional arts and crafts. Additionally, it involves exchanging experiences in joint strategic projects across different cultural sectors, exchanging organizations and policies concerned with the cultural aspect, as well as participating in festivals and cultural events between the two countries, and facilitating the necessary procedures for this.

The memorandum also includes activating artistic residency programs between governmental and non-governmental institutions in both countries, exchanging experiences in projects related to the preservation of heritage in all its forms, organizing cultural activities and events in both countries, scientific cooperation in the cultural sector through exchange and communication between institutions, authorities, and experts in the digital cultural industry from both sides, as well as exploring ways to cooperate on joint projects.

 

 

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!