Saudi ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition set to display 466 rare artifacts in Tokyo

Updated 12 January 2018
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Saudi ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition set to display 466 rare artifacts in Tokyo

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) is preparing to launch the “Roads of Arabia — Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces Through the Ages” exhibition, at the National Museum in Tokyo, Japan on Jan. 29.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the SCTH, continues preparations for this event, one of the most important events organized by the Kingdom in Japan, in cooperation with the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Media, and Saudi Aramco, the sponsor of the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature 466 rare archaeological pieces that highlight the rich history and cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia from the Stone Age to the current modern state.
The National Museum in Tokyo will be the exhibition’s 14th stop after it was hosted by four European countries (France, Spain, Germany and Russia), five US cities, two Asian countries (China and South Korea) and the local cities of Dhahran and Riyadh.
The exhibition at the National Museum in Riyadh opened its doors for 50 days, closing on Dec. 26, 2017. More than 300,000 people visited it.
Riyadh is the second city to host the Roads of Arabia exhibition at the national level. It was hosted before by the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran under the patronage of King Salman in December 2016.
Tokyo will be the exhibition’s third stop in Asia, after Beijing and Seoul, within the Asian campaign launched by King Salman, following the remarkable turnout it witnessed on its international tour that started with the Louvre Museum in Paris in 2010.


Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

Updated 16 min 40 sec ago
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Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, met on Tuesday with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, in the capital Jakarta.
During the meeting, the pair discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in various fields, in addition to matters of mutual interest and the top regional and international developments.
The meeting was attended by the director general of the foreign minister’s office, Ambassador Khalid bin Musaed Al-Anqari, and the Saudi ambassador to Indonesia, Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi.
Al-Jubeir also headed the Saudi delegation at the 10th ministerial meeting of the Saudi-Indonesian Joint Committee, which was also held in Jakarta, while Marsudi headed the Indonesian side.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries and witnessed the signing of several agreement during the committee’s 10th meeting.
After that, Al-Jubeir held a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart and highlighted the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
The Saudi foreign minister emphasized that King Salman pays great attention to the tragic incident that claimed the life of citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
“When King Salman learned about the incident, he immediately communicated with the president of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and gave his order to dispatch a Saudi team to Turkey to investigate the case and find the truth about what happened,” he said.
He added that King Salman directed the attorney-general ten days ago to investigate the case, reveal its circumstances, and discover what occured.
Al-Jubeir pointed out that King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are closely following the developments of the Khashoggi case and are keen to reveal all the relevant facts in order to hold those involved accountable.