Saudi Arabia participates in the Paris Camel Parade, which is held annually.

Saudi Arabia participates in the Paris Camel Parade, which is held annually.

RIYADH: In honor of the United Nations’ proclamation of 2024 as the International Year of Camelids, Saudi Arabia is participating in a unique Camel Parade in France this Saturday.

The Saudi Ministry of Culture and the Kingdom’s Camel Club are sponsors of the Paris event, which is being organized by the French Federation for the Development of Camelids in France and Europe, which is a subordinate body of the International Camel Organization.

The event has been held for the past three years. The occasion was held twice: once in January 2019 and once again in 2022.

More than fifty representatives of camel-related organizations from more than thirty countries are anticipated to take part in the parade of camels, llamas, alpacas, and other members of the camelid family of animals. Government representatives, camel breeders, people interested in animals, and performers from a variety of performing arts fields are also expected to be present.

The US, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Canada, India, Morocco, Tanzania, Peru, Algeria, the Czech Republic, Pakistan, Tunisia, Austria, Spain, Burundi, Senegal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, France, Sudan, Chad, Angola, the UK, and Uganda will be represented, in addition to Saudi Arabia.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi delegates will stress the Kingdom’s role in promoting camels as a cultural symbol that has been connected to Saudi society since antiquity and “still enjoys great prestige.

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