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Al-Janadriyah Festival Opens Next Wednesday Under the Patronage of King Salman


Saudi traditional dancers perform during the Janadriyah festival of Heritage and Culture held in the Saudi village of Al-Thamama, 50 kilometres north of the capital Riyadh, on February 8, 2016. / AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Riyadh – Majalla

Al—Janadriyah, the National Festival for Heritage and Culture, opens on 1 February under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdelaziz.

Egypt has been chosen as the guest of honour country at the festival, a reflection of the deep, historical relations that bind the two countries.

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has given approval to present Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Ali, Dr Abdul Rahman Shabbily and Safiya Bint Sayed Bin Rizk the Medal of Merit of the First Class in recognition of their leadership and efforts to serve their country.

The National Festival for Heritage and Culture is organised by the Saudi Arabian National Guard and marks its 31st year this year. It is a profound indicator of Saudi Arabia’s interest in heritage, culture and traditions and Arab values.

Among the topics that will be addressed are Vision 2030 – its future prospects and the national economy, U.S policy in the Middle East, threats to the Arab region, and ideology in the political landscape of the Arab world.

The future of Saudi Arabia’s media in light of the digital revolution and literary topics such as contemporary Arabic novels are also on the agenda.

An estimated 45 governmental institutions will participate at the Heritage Village Festival.

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