Saudi-Mauritanian joint committee begins meetings

The Saudi-Mauritanian joint committee at work in Nouakchott, the capital of the African nation, on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 17 February 2017
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Saudi-Mauritanian joint committee begins meetings

RIYADH: The Saudi-Mauritanian joint committee on Thursday began its work in Nouakchott, the capital of the African nation.
The working group of experts from the Saudi and Mauritanian sides started intensive meetings to discuss the issues on the agenda at the ministerial committee meetings.
The two sides agreed to increase the volume of trade between the two countries and exchange experiences in consumer protection, with an emphasis on the achievement of mutual standards and specifications, and to verify that there are no cases of fraud or exchange of counterfeit products.
In the area of customs and financial cooperation, the two sides agreed on the wording of a bill that ensures the avoidance of double taxation between Saudi Arabia and Mauritania.
On industrial energy and minerals, the two sides discussed an agreement for cooperation in the field of electricity and renewable energy, as well as to exchange experiences and discuss training opportunities in the field of exploiting iron ore and other raw materials.
At the end of the meetings, the committee decided to raise the discussions of the panel to the joint ministerial committee for signature on Friday.


Media spotlight falls on Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites

Updated 17 December 2018
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Media spotlight falls on Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites

  • Journalists were taken on a cultural and heritage tour of key locations aimed at showcasing the Najd region of the Kingdom as a top visitor destination
  • The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) organized the trip, concentrated around the old towns of Shaqra and Ushaiger

RIYADH: Some of Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites on Sunday went under the media spotlight as part of a drive to boost tourism.
Journalists were taken on a cultural and heritage tour of key locations aimed at showcasing the Najd region of the Kingdom as a top visitor destination.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) organized the trip, concentrated around the old towns of Shaqra and Ushaiger, to coincide with the Colors of Saudi Arabia forum that aims to strengthen national tourism.
Places visited by the group of journalists and writers included Al-Halawa Museum Market, Al-Subaie House, the Husseini Mosque, the House of Mashreq and the heritage village of Ishiqar. They also went to a desert camp, watched cultural shows and ate locally produced cuisine.
Abdulrahman Al-Manee, whose Al-Halawa Museum Market shop was visited by the group, told Arab News: “Collecting antiques and cultural pieces has been my hobby for more than 50 years.”
He graduated from the fine arts school at King Saud University, and has a website where he sells his products throughout the Kingdom and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
The SCTH presented a workshop for media professionals during the tour. Majid Al-Hasna, director of media relations at the SCTH, said it is keen to organize more trips for journalists to the Kingdom’s archaeological, historical, heritage and tourism sites.