Riyadh ‘a beacon of Arab culture’: Kuwaiti envoy

Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, to improve the Kingdom’s cultural scene. (SPA)
Updated 16 March 2019
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Riyadh ‘a beacon of Arab culture’: Kuwaiti envoy

  • Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan

RIYADH: Riyadh is a beacon of Arab culture, according to Sheikh Ali Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the Kingdom.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Riyadh International Book Fair, the envoy lauded the diverse Arab participation in the event, which highlights the book fair’s importance in the region.
Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, to improve the Kingdom’s cultural scene.
“Kuwaiti government institutions, publishing houses and libraries have brought a sense of diversity to the event. Showcasing these historical and intellectual publications reflects the true identity of Kuwait,” Al-Sabah said. 


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 43 min 11 sec ago
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.