Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin
Updated 30 March 2019
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Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsin is the son of one of the Kingdom’s leading poets and former Madinah governor, Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdul Aziz.

Prince Badr is a well-known poet in Saudi and Arab circles and has striven to develop high-level literary content.

He has been president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts since 1973.

He was educated in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, also studied in Britain and the US, and has worked with prominent Arab singers including Talal Maddah, Abadi Al-Johar, Mohammed Abdu, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, and Kadim Al-Saher.

On the occasion of the World Poetry Day, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay honored the prince for his artistic contributions over the past 40 years.

The event took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The prince delivered 12 poems, translated into French and English, to an audience of more than 400 cultural figures from around the world. 

Among the attendees were the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s ambassador to France, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Angari, and the president of the Misk Initiatives Center, Badr Al-Asaker. 


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.