Saudi Arabia is set to host the Arab Radio and Television Festival in Riyadh later this year.
The 22nd edition of festival by the Arab States Broadcasting Union will run between 7-10 November.
The union’s executive council unanimously chose Saudi Arabia to host the event, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, and the Kingdom will be represented by the Saudi Broadcasting Authority.
The council said that the decision to select Riyadh was based on the Kingdom’s success in managing a slew of major regional and global events, including in the media sector.
The World Broadcasting Unions, International Telecommunication Union and other organizations from the UK, Italy, and Spain are expected to attend.
Mohammed Al-Harthi, chief executive of SBA, said Riyadh hosting the festival is based on its keenness to empower joint Arab action according to the highest international standards.
The four-day event includes television programs and news production contests, workshops, and modern television and radio equipment exhibition.