Under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Deputy Minister of Culture Hamid bin Mohammed Fayez on Wednesday opened the Riyadh International Book Fair in the presence of Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Culture and Antiquities Authority of Bahrain, and a gathering of intellectuals and officials.

The deputy minister delivered the speech on behalf of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture, who welcomed the participation of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the exhibition as a guest of honor for the current session.

Shaikha Mai made a speech highlighting the Saudi-Bahraini relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.