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Saudi Arabia Joins International Camel Parade in Paris Celebrating “The Year of the Camelids 2024”

Paris, France - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to participate in the third annual camel parade in Paris this Saturday. The event, organized by the French Federation for Camel Development in France and Europe, is a celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2024 as “The Year of the Camelids.”

The parade is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Camel Club in Saudi Arabia. It will see participation from various international organizations and federations specialized in camels, including government officials, camel breeders, and enthusiasts.

The event aims to introduce the international community to “The Year of the Camel 2024” initiative in the Kingdom and highlight camels as a cultural symbol associated with Saudi society since ancient times. This year, the parade will travel through the streets of Paris, passing by the iconic Eiffel Tower, and conclude in front of the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.

Over thirty countries will participate in the parade, with more than fifty camels present. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia played a significant role in launching “The Year of the Camelids 2024,” an initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The initiative aims to highlight the camel sector and its importance in achieving food security and economic growth.

This event marks a significant step in recognizing the cultural and economic importance of camels, not only in Saudi Arabia but also globally. As the world celebrates “The Year of the Camelids,” the parade in Paris will serve as a platform to further promote the significance of camels in various aspects of society and economy.



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