The Saudi pavilion, which has the pride of place with Saudis as the guest of honor in the International Book Fair in Seoul, drew a large number of Koreans for its uniqueness and richness of fare. The book fair was inaugurated yesterday.
Deputy Education Minister Dr. Ahmed Al-Saif opened the Saudi pavilion at the book fair and highlighted the cultural exchange and contact between the two countries.
“Recently Saudi Arabia hosted South Korea as a guest of honor at Janadriyah Heritage and Culture show in Riyadh. Today Saudi Arabia is in Seoul as a guest of honor at this international book fair,” he said.
Saudi Arabia’s participation in the show as a guest of honor marks 50 years of Saudi-Korean relations.
A Saudi youth delegation, participating in the Saudi-Korean Youth Forum that is being held simultaneously with the fair, continued their interaction with Korean youths with a visit to the fair.
The Saudi pavilion displays a large number of cultural, literary, political and history books as well as models of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. The Saudi youths were given a warm welcome by the Koreans, who showed appreciation for Saudi culture and traditions as well as the capabilities and skills of young Saudi men and women.
The youth delegation includes 26 students from different parts of the Kingdom and is headed by Dr. Yousuf Al-Saadoun.
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