SAUDI Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Foundation (KAF) on February 19 treated Filipinos with a colorful cultural exhibit and dances.
KAF held the week-long event in collaboration with Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay, Metro Manila.
KAF Acting Secretary General Dr. Fahd Abdullah Al-Semmari led the event with Saudi Ambassador to the Philippines Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Bussairy.
Among Filipino dignitaries at the opening included National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary Saidamen B. Pangarungan, National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, and the CCP leadership.
The KAF and the embassy conducted the event in honor of and to strengthen further diplomatic relations between the Kingdom and the Philippines.
In photographs, here is the Saudi Arts and Culture Exhibit (more details of the event will be added soon):
National Artist and NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario shows off a calligraphy of his name. Left of him is KAF Acting Secretary General Fahd Abdullah Al-Semmari.
Saudi Ambassador Abdullah N.A. Al-Bussairy.Saudi-Philippines diplomatic ties in graph.
NCMF Secretary Saidamen B. Pangarungan (middle) and Saudi Ambassador Abdullah Al-Bussairy admiring the food.
Watching and listening to Saudi cultural musicians.
Music for the Saudi and Filipino dignitaries and other Arab guests.
M’ranaw leader and diplomat Atty. Omar Pangarungan. At left is Ustadhz Amer Noor of the Saudi Embassy.
The Couple Dr. and Mrs. Dimapuno A. Datu-Ramos, Jr. and Zeno Usudan (right). Dr. Datu-Ramos (center) is director of the NCMF-Bureau of External Relations; Usudan is acting director of the NCMF-Bureau of Pilgrimage and Endowment.
Henna tattoo which is only for female.
Some sweet delicacies offered to the guests of the event.
KAF Acting Secretary General Fahd Abdullah Al-Semmari presents a plaque of appreciation to NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario. At left, Amb. Abdullah Al-Bussairy.
Evening comes, and a Saudi cultural group entertains the guests.
Watching the cultural presentation.
Guests transfixed by the all-male Saudi cultural performers.
Pose for posterity.
Red carpet and royal treatment for the dignitaries.