Saudi Culture Ministry to launch its vision Wednesday

Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA)
Updated 26 March 2019
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Saudi Culture Ministry to launch its vision Wednesday

  • In preparing its vision, the ministry organized workshops with local specialists, international experts and relevant bodies

RIYADH: The Culture Ministry will launch its vision at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in Riyadh on Wednesday.
The launch will take place in the presence of Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and other princes, ministers, officials, intellectuals, diplomats and the media.
The vision will include a range of policies and initiatives, as well as a summary of the ministry’s previous efforts to develop the cultural sector and make it an important contributor to the national economy.
The ceremony will include a song titled “The Epic of the Kingdom of Love and Peace,” composed by Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts.
Prince Badr met with a large number of Saudi intellectuals to listen to their views and find out the obstacles to achieving their aspirations.
In preparing its vision, the ministry organized workshops with local specialists, international experts and relevant bodies.


Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

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Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

  • Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest
  • Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies

RIYADH: Relations between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council are important and “must progress, ” Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday.
On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Mahdi met with the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh.
Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest.
“Cooperation and economic relations must progress for the better,” Abdul-Mahdi said.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim told Al Arabiya television. 
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies.
He also inaugurated an exhibition on Wednesday called “Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” that is showing at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was organised by the Minister of Culture and the Arab World Institute in Paris.
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. He held talks with King Salman on relations between the two countries, and later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


His visit to the Kingdom “symbolizes the Iraqi government's vision in aiming to bolster ties with the Kingdom in all fields,” the Iraqi prime minister said on Facebook.
The two countries signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding between their various ministries. The deals covered many areas including energy, education, culture and political consultation.