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Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was in Saudi Arabia this week, where apart from performing the Muslim rite of Umrah at the Holy Mosque in Mecca, he also met with Saudi leaders to consolidate and strengthen relations between the two countries.
Mirziyoyev met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah. The Central Asian leader also met with the Saudi ministers of energy, investment, industry and a variety of other sectors, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
A young female Saudi painter is aiming to change traditional public perceptions of art with her modern abstract style.
Jana Mousa has been the subject of criticism for portraying nudity and womanly shapes in her vibrant artwork.
But backed by her family and buoyed by Saudi government support for the arts, she remains determined to open her own modern art museum to showcase her work and that of other up-and-coming artists.