Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

Two men visit the exhibition "Roads of Saudi Arabia" on July 12, 2010 at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (AFP)
Updated 06 March 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has issued a license to Museum of History of Science and Technology in Islam at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
It is the first specialized museum in the history of science and technology in Islam in the Kingdom established by the university in collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Sciences History at Frankfurt University and inaugurated by King Salman during his patronage of the Second World Conference on History of King Abdulaziz, organized by the University in 2015.
The museum contains ancient artifacts and historical masterpieces that exhibit the cultural dimensions of Saudi Arabia.


Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

We should have been clearer in our communication and engagement, said Maas. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

  • The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity
  • We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics: Maas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed a statement by the German foreign minister pledging his intention to work toward strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation between the two countries. 

Riyadh said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Germany was a “historic and important” one, and the countries played a leading role in bolstering international security and stability, and the global economy. 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity, “so that both countries may begin a new phase of close cooperation in all areas to the benefit of both our countries and peoples.”

Earlier, the German foreign minister said relations had “witnessed misunderstandings” in recent months “which stand in sharp contrast to our otherwise strong and strategic ties. We sincerely regret this.”

The minister said: “We should have been clearer in our communications and engagement in order to avoid such misunderstandings.

“We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics.

“Saudi Arabia plays an immensely important role for peace and stability in the region and the world. As there is a broad range of bilateral and international issues to discuss, we will do our best to make this partnership with the Kingdom even stronger than before.

“Considering our role in Europe and the world, improving our ties with Saudi Arabia will serve the interest of both nations and peoples.”