Riyadh – King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa attended, along with Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the opening ceremony of the 31st edition of the National Heritage and Culture Festival.
King Hamad reaffirmed that Saudi Arabia’s National Festival for Heritage and Culture Janadriyah sets an example to be followed at the cultural level in the Gulf and Arab regions.
He expressed pleasure for attending this annual grand festival that has become a civil tradition, an Arab and humanitarian gathering, luring elite literati, poets and researchers from various corners of the globe.
King Hamad praised the diverse intellectual and cultural activities designed to bolster the Gulf civil identity and maintain generations’ bonds with their heritage and culture.
The event is organized annually by the Saudi National Guard Ministry under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at Janadriyah region. The opening ceremony was also attended by the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah and other guests from the GCC member states, princes, senior officials and invitees. Egypt is the guest of honor of the 2017 edition.