MoU signed to preserve Saudi heritage

Saudi Arabia first started registering sites when the government approved the registration of three sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2006. (SPA)
Updated 03 September 2018
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MoU signed to preserve Saudi heritage

  • The General Culture Authority’s role is to preserve, protect, enrich and promote the Kingdom’s cultural sector

JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society in Riyadh to enhance cooperation in support of the intangible cultural heritage sector in the Kingdom.
The memorandum was signed by the Executive Chairman of the General Culture Authority, Engineer Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Mazyad and the Director General of the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Eidan.
Engineer Al-Mazyad said that the signing of this memorandum comes from the keenness of the Authority to build a meaningful and fruitful partnership with the Society aiming at providing all services that will contribute to documenting elements of intangible cultural heritage in a number of regions in the Kingdom and the elements of intangible cultural heritage of files of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The General Culture Authority’s role is to preserve, protect, enrich and promote the Kingdom’s cultural sector, nurturing cultural talent, supporting cultural diversity and Saudi identity through the arts. It seeks to enhance the cultural standing of the Kingdom by extending bridges and opening channels of communication regionally and globally, contributing to the development of a vibrant society, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.