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Riyadh: China’s Shinopek, one of the world’s largest energy and chemical companies, has donated 2,000 books on Chinese culture to the Kingfahad National Library in Riyadh.

The donation was marked at the ceremony on Wednesday and was attended by senior officials from both countries, including the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The Chinese envoy, Chen Weiqing, has opened a Chinese book corner in the library in front of the library’s secretary, Dr. Mansour bin Abdullah Al-Zamil.

According to a press release, this section is part of its mission to “provide Saudi citizens with a window to China, provide reference books for students, beneficiaries and graduates, and help teach Chinese in the Kingdom.” Founded by Shinopek as.

The Chinese envoy praised the “historical” bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and China, as well as the promotion of cultural exchange between the two countries.

Arzamil said opening a Chinese book corner in the library is a “positive gesture” to further promote cultural collaboration between Saudi Arabia and China.

He added that the Chinese books received by the library “have scientific value to benefit beneficiaries and researchers and help enrich the library with reference books,” and the library’s technical department is ready. He said he had finished cataloging and sorting the books he was working on. For researchers.

Fahad Alarjani, a member of the board of directors of the Saudi Arabia China Business Council and head of the Entrepreneurship Commission. (Included)

“We want to strengthen cultural exchanges, relocations and cultural exchanges between the two countries,” he said.

The rest of the Chinese books will be released in installments, with the first batch featuring Arabic, English and Chinese books on economic, geography and humanitarian topics. A series of books in Arabic and English by President Xi Jinping of China will also be provided.

In his speech, Weiqing praised King Fahad’s Library heritage and its “cultural, cognitive and scientific achievements” and the late King Fahad’s Bin Abdulaziz supported the relationship between the “two great nations”. I praised the effort to do.

Mr. Wakin added that Sinopek’s efforts follow “what the Kingdom has begun in this regard” by opening a branch of the Abdul Aziz National Library in China as the first branch in Asia.

The King Abdul Aziz Library has opened a branch at Beijing University in Beijing, China, to “expose Chinese people to Saudi culture.”

The library is located in a 6-story building near the front entrance of the 13,000-square-meter university.

Li Xihong, former Chief Executive Officer of China Petrochemical Middle East Office. (Included)

King Salman attended the opening ceremony of the branch in March 2017.

“We believe that the Books section of China is a cultural collaboration that includes books of various scientific values ​​that are useful to beneficiaries and researchers, and is cataloged and categorized by the engineering departments associated with the library. This helps to enrich the National Library with reference books, and makes them suitable for researchers, “Al-Zamil said.

“We want to encourage cultural exchange, cultural transfer and exchange between the two countries,” he added, praising China’s cultural heritage, which “has made a good start to civilization around the world.”

Lee Xi-Huang, a former chief of the Middle East office of Synopec, said the company has always placed great importance on cross-cultural exchange in China’s foreign cooperation projects and has actively fulfilled its overseas social responsibilities. ..

“Through our cooperation with the Fahad National Library, we hope to promote cross-cultural exchange and cooperation, build a bridge to promote cultural exchange between China and Saudi Arabia, and deepen the friendship between the two peoples,” he said. rice field.

Through the last 22 years of operation and development in Saudi Arabia, Sinopec has formed an integrated industrial chain service system for oil and gas exploration and development and technological research.

Fahad Alarjani, a board member of the Saudi Arabia China Business Council and head of the Entrepreneurship Committee, said cultural activities promote community development and create important markets for investors and entrepreneurs. rice field.

The event also promotes market understanding and improves the skills of the economic development ecosystem, he added. “This requires a unique exchange in the development of a prominent business relationship between Saudi Arabia and China.”

Dr. Alarjani, a sustainable entrepreneurial scholar at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, said the cultural sector is “one of the most important” in the future of knowledge-based economic exchange between Saudi Arabia and China. ..

“This is a unique initiative by both countries over the last five years, focusing on the economic aspects of the knowledge base to motivate young entrepreneurs to engage in innovative cultural and artistic experiences. Proven by the start, “he added.

“Such an initiative will form integrations with other sectors, including tourism, and increase the diversity of bilateral economic exchanges,” he added.

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