MBRF holds coordination meeting with Obeikan Publishing for scientific and knowledge collaboration

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • Saudi Arabia

27 Feb 2023- The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) organized a coordination meeting with Obeikan Publishing in Saudi Arabia to foster cooperation in scientific and knowledge fields. The meeting, which was chaired by His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the MBRF, discussed developing mechanisms to promote intellectual and cognitive development in the community.

During the meeting, a range of topics of shared interest were discussed, including the development of joint initiatives and programs aimed at advancing the knowledge movement, knowledge initiatives focused on underlining the role of knowledge, as well as strengthening mutual efforts to promote and enrich knowledge content. The meeting further highlighted the essential role of Obeikan Publishing as one of the largest publishing houses in the Arab World, emphasizing its valuable contribution to the publishing industry. The publishing house has significantly contributed to advancing knowledge development by providing experiences and information via printed and electronic media.

H.E. Bin Huwaireb highlighted that there are different areas of cooperation within Obeikan Publishing, which include translation, publishing, printing, and distribution. He emphasized the MBRF’s desire to explore collaboration prospects with the publishing house in order to develop knowledge sectors in the region. He stated that collaborating with the relevant entities in the publishing industry helps develop all fields, which further promotes knowledge dissemination and ultimately lays the groundwork for establishing knowledge communities. He also pointed out that the MBRF has made significant strides in promoting innovation and driving knowledge and research processes in the Arab world through its numerous knowledge projects and initiatives. In addition, he stressed the value of working together with Obeikan Publishing to advance and strengthen the region's publishing, printing, and translation industries.

The ‘Knowledge Summit’, a leading event for the exchange of knowledge and expertise focused on exploring means to consolidate the development of sustainable communities and economies, was also addressed during the meeting. Another initiative emphasized during the meeting was the “Digital Knowledge Hub”, the largest open Arab platform for digital content that fosters the dissemination of Arab knowledge and culture to the rest of the world. Furthermore, the coordination meeting also underlined the commitment of the MBRF to advancing cooperation with organizations to promote knowledge dissemination and lay the groundwork for the region’s knowledge structure.

Obeikan Publishing is one of the first specialized libraries for the propagation of knowledge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It prints over 400 Arabic books and translates more than 500 books of the best international authors annually. Owing to its prestigious status in the fields of publishing, translation, and printing, Obeikan Publishing is responsible for translating the best books for leading international publicists and publishing Arabic books of all specializations.