MoU signed to strengthen cultural sector in KSA

The authority’s efforts are mainly focused on building an inspiring a society that contributes to the development of individuals’ lifestyles in accordance with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision. (Supplied)
Updated 11 November 2018
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MoU signed to strengthen cultural sector in KSA

  • Al-Maziad said: “The signing of the memorandum comes from the authority’s keenness to build goal-oriented and fruitful partnerships with KAEC

JEDDAH: The General Authority for Culture (GAC), represented by its CEO Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Maziad, has signed a memorandum of understanding with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to enhance cooperation in various cultural fields in the Kingdom.
The MoU addressed the establishment of projects and activities to be held at KAEC. These events would help support cultural and artistic activities by attracting global expertise and rehabilitate and empower national cadres.
Al-Maziad said: “The signing of the memorandum comes from the authority’s keenness to build goal-oriented and fruitful partnerships with KAEC, which would stimulate and develop the Kingdom’s cultural sector and improve its elements and constituents to serve the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.
The authority’s efforts are mainly focused on building an inspiring a society that contributes to the development of individuals’ lifestyles in accordance with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision. It highlights Saudi Arabia’s cultural identity by organizing diverse activities and spreading values that deepen the feeling of national belonging.
It is also shedding light on the Kingdom’s global status and showcasing its cultural advancement and its role in the development of the intellectual, creative, cultural and artistic movement.


Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

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Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

  • Talking to Asharq Al Awsat, Mohammad Bin Salman says Kingdom doesn’t seek war but will defend itself against threats 
  • Says killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful crime” and that strategic ties with US are key to regional stability 

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

He called for a decisive international position against Iran and said the regime in Tehran didn’t even respect the presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe when it attacked two tankers, one of them carrying the Japanese flag. 

The crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’ sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

The heir to the Saudi throne said the Kingdom will continue to support Sudan and wishes nothing but good for Yemen. However, Saudi Arabia would never accept having a militia serving the Iranian agenda at its border, he said. 

He also described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “very painful crime.” He added that the Kingdom seeks to achieve full justice and accountability. 

As for the Aramco IPO, the crown prince says it is expected to occur at some time between 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

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