SCTH chief pushes for greater tourism cooperation with South Africa

SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman holds talks with South African Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa in Johannesburg on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 30 June 2017
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SCTH chief pushes for greater tourism cooperation with South Africa

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), stressed the importance of cooperation in areas of tourism between the Kingdom and South Africa, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
Prince Sultan’s remarks came during his talks with South African Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa in Johannesburg on Wednesday during his official visit to South Africa.
For her part, the minister expressed her thanks to Prince Sultan for responding to an invitation to visit her country. She stressed a desire to activate a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries, and lauded Saudi potentials in areas related to tourism, economic development, cultural and environmental diversity, and heritage.
Later, Prince Sultan met with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashabane, who appreciated the distinguished relations linking her country with the Kingdom, and expressed hope of seeing further cooperation.
She also lauded the Kingdom’s leading regional and global roles, adding that South Africa views this role with due respect and appreciation.


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.