Press Release on VNY 2020 Interaction with Saudi journalists

Press Release

Embassy of Nepal in Riyadh organized an interaction programme with some Saudi journalists representing various media outlets at the Embassy of Nepal on 21 December 2019.

Welcoming the guests, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H. E. Prof. Dr. Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajput briefly highlighted some salient features of relations between Nepal and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also highlighted the importance of the role of media to strengthen relations between countries.

Presenting Nepal as one of the most preferred holiday destinations for foreigners, HE the ambassador informed the media representatives of the decision of the Government of Nepal to observe the year 2020 as Visit Nepal Year. HE the ambassador requested the media persons to help promote Visit Nepal Year 2020.

The media persons actively participated in the interaction programme. The media personalities were interested about Nepal’s natural landscapes, cultural heritages, floras and faunas, mountains and other areas of Saudi interests. HE the ambassador and Embassy officials responded to their queries. The representatives expressed their full commitment to support the Embassy and the Government of Nepal in their endeavour to promote Visit Nepal Year 2020 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Varieties of packets of Nepali tea and tourism promotional materials were distributed to the guests as souvenirs.

Altogether 15 Editors, Reporters, TV anchors and Representatives from reputed Saudi media Al Watan Newspaper, Arab Weeks, Iqraa TV Channel, Al Hayat News, Saudi Gazette,  Riyadh XPress Alriyadh Newspaper, Sabq Newspaper, Aljazira, Arab News, News 24, Tourism, Asharq Al awsat Newspaper, Arab Gulf News and News Chanel were present in the programme.

Embassy of Nepal
December 22, 2019

Confirmations for

Media Gathering on Saturday  21st December 2019 from 6.30 to 8.30

SN Organization’s Name Representative’s Name Contact No. Email Status Attendance
1 Alwatan Newspaper Mr. Mohab Al Awar / Journalist 0507267188 Confirmed
2 Arab Weeks Mr. Mohammed Alsalham


0504555218 Confirmed
3 Iqraa Channel Ms. May Mashaly

TV Announcer and Reporter

0594216119 Confirmed
4 Al Hayat News Mr. Fateen A. Obaid /Journalist 0507266085 Confirmed
5 Saudi Gazette & Riyadh xPress Mr. Waqar /Journalist

Chief Editor for Riyadh xPress

0504987924 Confirmed
6 Alriyadh Newspaper Mohammad Alsaleh 050 325 7058 Confirmed
7 Sabq Newspape Almalik Sarwar 055 623 3449 Confirmed
8 Aljazira Mohammad Alaboud 050 347 8961 Confirmed
9 Arab News Mr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan

Buru Chief /

0504216417 Regreted after confirmation
10 Arab News Rashid Hassan / Journalist 0597741565 Confirmed
11 News 24 Mr. Abdullah Alghdeer / Journalist 0557596686 Confirmed
12 Tourism Mr. Mohammed Alabdulkareem 0509999198 Confirmed
13 Asharq Al awsat newspaper Mr. Fathelrahman Yousif 0502598303 Confirmed
14 Aljazirah Printed Newspaper Mr. Mohammed Aledroos 0505209461 Confirmed
15 Arab Gulf News Ms. Mashayel Alshenefi 0500221020 Confirmed
16 News Chanel Mr. Mohannad Almalki 0599017408 Confirmed

                                                                                                        Total Confirmations: 15