UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arriyadh Development Authority opened its exposition, A Day in Riyadh, Monday night with a reception and dinner at the United Nations headquarters in New York attended by senior international diplomats, U.S. officials and influential figures from the development sector.
A Day in Riyadh, a series of workshops about the urban transformation of the Saudi capital that features a sophisticated interactive digital display of Riyadh's past, present and future, is underway at the United Nations through the end of the week.
Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations H. E. Abdallah Yahya Al-Mouallimi welcomed guests and discussed the Kingdom's commitment to stability in the region. He was followed by Riyadh Mayor H.E. Ibrahim bin Mohammed Alsultan, who is also the President of the Arriyadh Development Authority, who discussed the significant development projects designed to change the face, feeling and improve mobility for Riyadh's 6.5 million residents.
The Master of Ceremony Jim Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, told the crowd that based on his polling data, more than two-thirds of the residents of Riyadh say life in the city is better than it was five years ago, while nine in ten express the belief that things will improve in the next five years.
At the conclusion of the event, a five-minute video reflecting the diversity and rich heritage of Riyadh and the ongoing development projects throughout the city was shown.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdallah Bin Zayed, Prince Turki al-Faisal, and other dignitaries from across the world attended the reception which drew over 500 people.
Together, the series of workshops and the interactive digital display weave together the fabric of the Riyadh of the future, constituting the lives of Riyadh residents to come.
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