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.


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

Updated 19 July 2019
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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.