OIC to hold first festival in Egypt.
Jeddah, January 31, 2019, SPA -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold the first festival of its kind in the Arab Republic of Egypt, under the theme of "One Nation, A Diversity of Cultures, Palestine in the Heart". The Festival's events are scheduled to launch on February 5th and last till February 9th, 2019, with 20 OIC Member States having already confirmed their participation, including the host country and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, (the OIC headquarters State). The Festival's inauguration ceremony will take place at the Grand Theatre of Cairo's Opera House, and will be honoring a number of eminent Islamic figures who have impacted our Islamic World, an additional pioneering initiative embraced by the OIC Festival. The OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen expressed his best thanks to the Government of the Kingdom for its support for the OIC General Secretariat and its various activities, commending the care being provided for the Organization from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince. The General Presidency of the Grand Holy Mosque and Prophet's Holy Mosque Affairs will participate in the festival with an exhibition highlighting the stages of the development of the Two Holy Mosques and Holy sites as well as King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will participate in an exhibition and a symposium to highlight its regional and international efforts in humanitarian and relief fields. --SPA 11:59 LOCAL TIME 08:59 GMT 0004 www.spa.gov.sa/1880502
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