Prince Sultan bin Salman: Aviation is ‘not just a hobby for me, but a lifelong passion’

World Air Sports Federation President Frits Brink honors SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman in Luxor, Egypt on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 26 October 2018

Prince Sultan bin Salman: Aviation is ‘not just a hobby for me, but a lifelong passion’

  • This accolade is a tribute to all those who have supported aviation in the Kingdom: Prince sultan
  • Prince Sultan also highlighted the deep ties between the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia and Egypt

JEDDAH: The World Air Sports Federation honored Prince Sultan bin Salman at its General Assembly in Luxor, Egypt on Friday.

Prince Sultan, who is the chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), was honored for being the first Arab astronaut, and for his work with the Saudi Aviation Club, which he founded. 

“This accolade is a tribute to all those who have supported aviation in the Kingdom, foremost King Salman who has given his unwavering support to the Saudi Aviation Club since its inception,” said Prince Sultan. 

“This is a tribute not only for me, but also for everyone who positively influenced my life, whether my family, my trainers or whoever worked with me in the aviation field.

“Aviation is not just a hobby for me, but a lifelong passion,” he continued. 

Prince Sultan stressed the importance of cooperation in the field of aviation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the near future. “The aviation field, whether commercial or general aviation, is now a considerable economic sector worldwide,” he said.

Prince Sultan also highlighted the deep ties between the leadership and people of the two countries, citing Egypt’s contribution to the construction and planning of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

He also noted that the two countries are increasing cooperation in tourism and heritage too, explaining that the Riyadh National Museum will host the Egyptian Islamic Museum within the next six months. Egypt will also host the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition of Saudi archaeological masterpieces in late 2019. 

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has also agreed to form a joint Egyptian-Saudi team to carry out excavation work in the Kingdom and to train Saudi nationals to restore monuments. Prince Sultan noted that Egypt is one of the most prominent countries in this field. 

“We are working with the Egyptians in the restoration of an architectural heritage building, the results of which will be announced during an archaeological forum that take place soon at the Saudi Embassy in Cairo,” said Prince Sultan.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.