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Author: Thu, 2019-04-25 23:02 JEDDAH: An important part of Saudi Arabia’s history can be found in four apartments in Jeddah containing a million copies of old newspapers and tens of thousands of magazines, photographs and tape recordings. Jaber Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, owner of the “Pages from History” museum, believes that if the country fails during the next 15 years to conserve the history recorded in its newspapers, it risks losing its national identity. “Over the past 70 or 80 years, newspapers have documented our history and preserved our traditions. I have visited many ministries and governmental institutes and found they have no historical identity,” he said. Al-Ghamdi named the Education Ministry and its Hajj and Umrah counterpart as some of these. He said that he had talked to the Hajj and Umrah minister about their official statements on the expansions taking place in the holy places. “The Kingdom’s great efforts in that regard are quite obvious to visitors to these places or through TV channels, but what about the past? People everywhere would love to see how the holy sites, Hajj and Umrah were in the past,” he said. “Imagine a US newspaper has been covering Hajj every year since 1885.” Jabber Abdullah Al-Ghamdi’s collection of old newspapers and magazines. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah) He said that his museum holds a press file documenting the Hajj since the beginning of the Saudi era. “My words are based on documents; we have here a documented casebook about Hajj from 1925 to 2009. We also have statistics about pilgrims year by year. For example, these documents show that the number of foreign pilgrims in 1949 was 29,000 worshippers. When you say that you can now host millions of pilgrims, your efforts and achievements speak for themselves,” he said. Al-Ghamdi stressed that what he holds in his museum is not merely newspaper pages. “They are more than papers, they are significant historical documents. When a news story of any kind, whether political, cultural or social, is published in a newspaper running under state supervision, this story becomes a reliable, official source of information, let alone after 50 years,” he said. Al-Ghamdi started his documenting nearly 20 years ago, while he was a staff member of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library (KAPL) and the King Fahd National Library (KFNL). “I used to buy archives and whole personal libraries from Egypt and many other countries and take them to the national libraries,” he said. Al-Ghamdi, who is in his late sixties and is a father of four daughters and a son, said that his children — Dr. Farah, head of the immunology department at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital; Dr. Samiha, who is studying political science; Shorouq, who is doing a master’s of science in nutrition; Ahmed, who is studying political science; and Basmah, a graduate of King Abdul Aziz University — support his passion for documenting history. He said that he had left his mark on every corner at KFNL with book collections, photographs, documents and manuscripts he had added to the library. Al-Ghamdi recalls the day he needed to help a friend in authoring a book about literary works in the Hijaz region. He was shocked to find that he was allowed to access no more than two sources. “That was in 1995, which was also my last day with KFNL. I started buying libraries and was lucky to find loads of documents about the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz — accessing Hail, Al-Ahsa, reaching Taif, entering Jeddah, our relations with the Ottoman and British states, etc. They were nearly 1 million documents with inestimable value to the history of Saudi Arabia,” he said. Al-Ghamdi said that he immediately called the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), which managed to collect the documents. “That collection of documents was the missing link in the history of King Abdul Aziz,” he said. Preserving documents require foresight and dedication. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah) As for the press pages that document the history of Saudi Arabia and its leaders, he said that he began with an archive of nearly 500,000 copies of newspapers — from the start of Al-Bilad newspaper, formerly known as “the Voice of Hijaz,” which was established in 1932, to 1960. “I worked for more than eight to 10 hours a day till I managed to create reference collections about King Abdul Aziz and his sons. We, for instance, have prepared a 450-page file of documents on King Faisal that contains news, reports, achievements and the royal decrees he issued, from the time he was appointed crown prince to ascending the throne in 1964,” he said. Al-Ghamdi added that these shed light on the achievements of King Faisal that were published in newspapers. In the first symposium about King Saud, King Saud’s documented achievements, such as girls’ education, expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque, petroleum ministry and many more, were also displayed during the gathering, he said. Al-Ghamdi told Arab News that King Salman is one of the Kingdom’s biggest newspaper aficionados. “King Salman receives a daily report on newspapers. If you are a columnist and you write about the state, government entities, history of King Abdul Aziz or even lineage of a tribe in Arabia, never write what you are unaware of. Otherwise expect a correction reply or a telephone call from the king himself,” he said. Al-Ghamdi said that his museum contains more than 2,500 newspaper pages about King Salman. “These pages document his first position as deputy governor and then governor of Riyadh in 1954-1955, through his career as defense minister, crown prince and king of Saudi Arabia. We have documented all his achievements. His relationship with his brothers, his undying connection with his sweetheart — Riyadh,” he said. Al-Ghamdi remembers that he participated in an event about Saudi-Egyptian relations during the Mursi regime. Al-Ghamdi said that he displayed some of the newspapers articles about the role of Saudi Arabia in the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. “It was only newspaper pages that mirrored that period. The Egyptian guests were in awe to know about the effective role of the Kingdom during that war. They said they had no enough idea about that,” he said. He said that his archive of newspapers can help the ministry of foreign affairs in bringing to mind the financial support Saudi Arabia has provided to many countries. Jaber Abdullah Al-Ghamdi says he needs 2,500 square meters to display the history of Saudi Arabia on all levels. ( AN photo by Huda Bashatah) “When you talk about Yemen, for instance, these documents can prove that Saudi Arabia has spent SR300 million ($80 million) to establish a hospital in Saada, the home to the Houthis, who are fighting us now. The same can be said about Iraq and many other countries,” he said. This work has so far cost Al-Ghamdi more than SR4 million ($1.06 million) but he is determined to continue to make new value out of old newspapers. For Saudi Arabia, the museum can be a big historical project. If well-exploited, it can be no less important than the British Newspaper Archive (BNA), which contains millions of newspaper pages where online visitors can find hundreds of millions of articles by keyword. The massive project may also go digital — like the “Chronicling America” website that provides information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Asked why he is working individually on such a big project, Al-Ghamdi said that he sometimes feel frustrated because of what he hears from family members and some friends. “They always ask me why I am doing this without being supported or sponsored by a relevant private or government body. My answer is that it is my love for my country that pushes me forward. Besides, I’m certain a day will come when I will see a concerned party passionate about the history of Saudi Arabia extend their hands to me. Together, we can produce a national project and unequivocally rewrite our history,” he said. Al-Ghamdi said that insightful officials at ministries and big organizations, such as the media ministry, the culture ministry, Saudi Aramco, Darah, KFNL, KAPL and many others, are expected to show their interest in adding a valuable chapter to the history of the country. “I am hiring four apartments with a total size of 800 square meters and my highest ambitions for the time being is to have a site where I can safely keep these documents for the generations to come,” he said. He said that he has recently received a license from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), but he is hopeful of being granted a space by the SCTH or the Jeddah Municipality. “I need a place of at least 2,500 square meters where we can display the history of Saudi Arabia on all levels,” he said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi heritagehistorical documentsPages from History MuseumJaber Abdullah Al-Ghamdi ‘Heritage studies needed to record rich Saudi history’
Author: Thu, 2019-04-25 23:19 RIYADH: The Kingdom’s minister of culture announced Thursday the establishment of a publishing house with an independent financial center, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said the publishing house would operate under the ministry and participate in local, regional and international book fairs to promote Saudi culture and literature. It would also sell books at nominal prices through the house’s own outlets, he added. “This publishing house will be one of the arms of the Ministry of Culture to publish, market, and distribute Saudi books in various Arab countries to achieve the ministry’s vision in terms of supporting books, promoting Saudi culture and literature, strengthening their presence at Arab and international levels, and partnering with international publishing houses to shed light on Saudi books,” he said. “The publishing house will begin marketing Saudi books published by cultural and literary institution to make them available in Arab book fairs.” He said the publishing house reflected the goals and initiatives of the ministry, which last month unveiled plans to transform the cultural sector into an essential part of people’s everyday lives. Among these projects are the literature prizes and development of public libraries. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi publishing Al Hayat stops publishing its print edition in Cairo, Beirut, and LondonBook Review: A quirky portrayal of Beirut’s publishing industry
Author: Thu, 2019-04-25 23:29 RIYADH: Improved education standards have a key role to play in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari, chairman of the Education Evaluation Commission, told a major forum in Riyadh. “This vision pushes Saudi citizens to be the engine of economic, social and cultural development,” he said. Al-Mashari was speaking at the National Criteria for Public Education Launching forum organized by the Education and Training Evaluation Commission. “Saudi human capital is the most important factor in the transition from a natural resources-dependent economy to a knowledge economy which depends on the ingenuity and strengths of its people,” he added. More than 450 experts from the commission, Ministry of Education and Saudi universities are taking part in the forum. Participants will focus on education curriculum criteria that build career skills as well as establishing Islamic values and national identity. The forum highlighted the considerable efforts made in developing these standards and the importance of the public education national criteria in setting out clear and measurable objectives in all stages of general education for schools, teachers and students, making them more familiar with the results that they should strive to achieve. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Saudi education ministry signs MoUs with British, Swedish universities for medical trainingFaceOf: Prince Faisal Al-Mashari, chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission
Author: Thu, 2019-04-25 23:36 MOSCOW: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab and his Russian counterpart Yury Chaika held talks in Moscow on Wednesday on a number of issues of mutual interest. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on coordination between Saudi Public Prosecution and Russian Public Prosecution in combating crime and its organized forms, terrorism, corruption, protecting human rights and legitimate freedoms. The two sides agreed that the MoU shall be the basis for cooperation, based on the principle of equality and mutual respect and in accordance with the laws and regulations prevailing in both countries. They also agreed on holding joint meetings, consultations, conferences, seminars and discussions, in addition to conducting research to ensure proper exchange of experiences and information related to major issues. Al-Mua’jab thanked the Russian Public Prosecution for the warm welcome and stressed the historical dimension of Saudi-Russian relations. “This MoU sheds light on the constantly developing Saudi-Russia relations. It comes in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, which seeks to promote the Kingdom on all levels, particularly its justice system,” he said. Chaika stressed the importance of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to Moscow in 2017 and the follow-up trips he made to Russia for the positive impact they have had on Saudi-Russian relations. He also highlighted the already strong relationship the countries have and the similarities of their approaches when dealing with international issues. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia King Salman, Putin commit to Saudi-Russian coordination in energy marketsSaudi-Russian missile deal set in motion
Author: Thu, 2019-04-25 23:46 RIYADH: Saudi prosecutors on Thursday ordered the arrest of a man seen on camera torching a woman’s car in the city of Taif. A video circulating on social media showed a young man pour gasoline over the parked black vehicle before setting light to it. The arsonist is then seen staring at the camera and walking away to his own car. Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab gave instructions for the arrest after confirming the authenticity of the film footage. The car, which reportedly belonged to a woman called Amira, was completely destroyed in the morning blaze. In an interview with AlArabiya.net, Amira said she had a driving license and had only recently purchased the car. She hoped that the incident would act as a deterrent to others in the future. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaTaif Two arrested over arson attack on Saudi woman’s carSaudi policeman dies after knife attack in Taif
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Bishkek, Apr. 25, 2019/ Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov has arrived today in Beijing, China. During the working visit, President Jeenbekov will take part in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and World Horticultural Exhibition - 2019, his press service said. On the margins of the forum, Jeenbekov will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Wang Huning, heads of leading Chinese companies intending to develop economic and investment cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, as well as with representatives of academia. Jeenbekov will also visit the pavilions of Kyrgyzstan and China at the International Exhibition Center. Together with other heads of delegations, he will plant a tree in the square “Oasis of Friendship”.
The major events of the visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to China began in the morning of April 25 with a meeting with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. This has been reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The leader of China warmly welcomed the visit of Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the PRC to participate in the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. He emphasized that the Chinese side highly appreciates the level of cooperation with Uzbekistan and is firmly committed to further deepening relations of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. The President of Uzbekistan expressed appreciation for the invitation to the international forum, noting that this event is important for development of both bilateral and regional cooperation. Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the President of the People’s Republic of China and the entire Chinese people on the upcoming significant date – the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. – Dear President, I am pleased to recall your participation in the first forum, – Xi Jinping said. In this regard, we see in you one of the founders of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The attention paid in Uzbekistan to participation in the forum indicates a high level of relations between our countries. Many agreements are reached and consistently implemented. I am sure that Uzbekistan – China cooperation has a bright future. Uzbekistan and China are comprehensive strategic partners. Tashkent supports Beijing’s foreign policy and a principled position on One China issues, the ongoing struggle against terrorism, extremism and separatism. The PRC welcomes the reforms and regional policy of Uzbekistan implemented in the country. The countries actively cooperate within the framework of international organizations. Thanks to regular meetings and the political will of the leaders of the two countries, Uzbekistan – China relations of comprehensive strategic partnership have reached a qualitatively new level. Today, cooperation in politics, economics, trade, industry, finance, agriculture, construction, science, education and culture is dynamically developing between the two countries. China is one of the largest trade, economic and investment partners of Uzbekistan. The trade turnover is consistently growing, having exceeded 6.4 billion dollars last year, and has grown by 50 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Chinese investments and loans attracted in the economy of Uzbekistan exceeded 8 billion dollars. Projects worth more than 4.5 billion dollars are being implemented according to the agreements reached following the state visit to the PRC in May 2017. Issues of further expansion and diversification of trade were discussed at the meeting of the two leaders. Mutual interest in bringing the trade turnover to 10 billion dollars in the coming years was expressed. Special attention was paid to prospects of strengthening cooperation in attracting investments, innovations and technologies into the economy of Uzbekistan, developing new joint cooperation projects in various fields, developing the transit, transport and communication potential of the region. Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized that Uzbekistan fully supports the Belt and Road Initiative and is ready to make a practical contribution to its full-scale implementation. The President of the People’s Republic of China expressed confidence that the participation and initiatives of Tashkent within the framework of the project will contribute to comprehensive deepening of China’s mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbekistan and Central Asia as a whole. In conclusion, Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Xi Jinping to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan.
Bishkek, Apr. 25, 2019/ Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulated Vladimir Zelensky on his election as president of Ukraine, the Kyrgyz President’s press service reported. “I sincerely congratulate you on your election as President of Ukraine. I am confident that the traditional relations of friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine will continue to develop in the interests of our peoples. I wish you good health and success in your further state activities, and I wish peace and prosperity to the people of Ukraine,” says in the congratulatory telegram.
Sheikh Mohammed and President el-Sisi discussed bilateral relations.