‘Cities Destroyed by Terrorism’ expo to open in Riyadh

‘Cities Destroyed by Terrorism’ expo to open in Riyadh
A view of the destroyed Al-Nuri mosque in the old city of Mosul is seen on April 23, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 16 April 2019

‘Cities Destroyed by Terrorism’ expo to open in Riyadh

‘Cities Destroyed by Terrorism’ expo to open in Riyadh

RIYADH: The impact of terrorism on heritage sites will be highlighted in an exhibition that opens on Wednesday in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” is a 30-day show organized by the Ministry of Culture under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud.

It is the result of cooperation between the ministry and the Arab World Institute in Paris.

The exhibition will feature ancient and archaeological sites such as Libya’s Leptis Magna, Aleppo and Palmyra in Syria, and Mosul in Iraq.

“Through this exhibition we aim to help society realize the importance of heritage because it documents human history, which introduces us to the worlds of previous civilizations that were destroyed or neglected because of extremist and terrorist ideologies that found the areas of conflict an opportunity to threaten our history in the Middle East,” the prince said in February. The exhibition runs until May 17 at the capital’s National Museum. 


Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
Updated 18 min 32 sec ago

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
  • They discussed prospects for joint cooperation and regional developments
  • Saudi education minister signs memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation with Atmar

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a meeting with his Afghani counterpart, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in his office the capital Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and prospects for joint cooperation, in addition to regional developments, and a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
The Saudi minister then hosted a lunch in honor of Minister Atmar and his accompanying delegation.
During his official visit, Atmar also signed a memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation with Minister of Education, Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh at the ministry’s headquarters.
The memorandum includes encouraging the exchange visits between education officials and student delegations, as well as programs for training teachers and supervisors.
It also provides for exchanging regulations, conditions for admission to schools and colleges and the equivalence of academic certificates.
“The agreement aims to consolidate the existing friendship between the two countries and raise the level of cooperation between them in the scientific and educational fields,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency said.
The Afghan minister also performed Umrah, a Muslim pilgrimage, in Makkah.