KSA, UNESCO sign cooperation deal on preserving heritage

Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan meets UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay in Paris. (SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019
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KSA, UNESCO sign cooperation deal on preserving heritage

PARIS: The Saudi Culture Ministry and UNESCO, the international cultural and scientific agency, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Paris on Friday aimed at promoting cooperation in culture and preserving heritage. 

The MoU was signed in the presence of Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

The cooperation will focus on preserving and repairing heritage sites, as well as on developing the arts, festivals and literature including libraries, arts performance, and initiatives and conferences related to children’s culture and arts.

This collaboration will provide educational and training opportunities for Saudis in the field of culture, as part of the ministry’s steps toward developing Saudi talents.

 

 


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.