King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain
Updated 16 December 2017
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King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

MANAMA: King Salman’s recent speech at the Shoura Council represents a roadmap highlighting major aspects of domestic and foreign policies in achieving Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain.
The ambassador said the speech confirmed the Kingdom’s adherence to Shariah law, on which Saudi policies have been based since the country’s foundation, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
In his speech, the king described corruption as a threat to economic development, and vowed to confront it with “justice and decisiveness.”
He called for a political solution to regional crises and the restoration of Palestinians’ legitimate rights, including the right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
“I would like to reiterate the condemnation of the Kingdom and its deep regret” at the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the king said.
This “represents blatant bias against the historic rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, which have been guaranteed by international resolutions and have been recognized and supported by the international community.”
He said he had directed ministers and officials to expand the number of programs catering to citizens’ main needs, most importantly housing.


Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, and Korean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jo Byung-Wook.
Titled “Korean History and Culture: an Enchanting Journey to the Korean Civilization,” the exhibition — which will be at the National Museum until March 7, 2019 and is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia — features rare artifacts that showcase Korean archaeology, civilization and folklore, as well as a selection of exhibits from the Korean National Museum.
Prince Sultan said that such cooperation in the field of culture and archaeology is very important, especially since Korea has a great and ancient culture, and given its important relationship with Saudi Arabia through the years.
On behalf of the Korean government and people, Prof. Bae expressed his sincere appreciation to the Kingdom for hosting the exhibition.