Time: March 23, 2019
Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin is the son of one of the Kingdom’s leading poets and former Madinah governor, Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdul Aziz.
Prince Badr is a well-known poet in Saudi and Arab circles and has striven to develop high-level literary content.
He has been president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts since 1973.
He was educated in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, also studied in Britain and the US, and has worked with prominent Arab singers including Talal Maddah, Abadi Al-Johar, Mohammed Abdu, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, and Kadim Al-Saher.
On the occasion of the World Poetry Day, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay honored the prince for his artistic contributions over the past 40 years.
The event took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The prince delivered 12 poems, translated into French and English, to an audience of more than 400 cultural figures from around the world.
Among the attendees were the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s ambassador to France, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Angari, and the president of the Misk Initiatives Center, Badr Al-Asaker.