Saudi Shoura Council delegation to visit Jordan

The delegation will meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives. (SPA)
Updated 16 June 2019

Saudi Shoura Council delegation to visit Jordan

  • The delegation will meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives

RIYADH: A delegation from the Saudi Shoura Council, headed by Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, member of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, will begin an official visit to Jordan on Sunday.
Commenting on the visit, Al-Khalewi stated it would further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Our relationship is witnessing continuous development in various fields, strengthening cooperation and relations between the Shoura Council and the Jordanian Parliament Council and Senate,” he said. 
Al-Khalewi added that the Shoura Council delegation would brief Jordanian officials on the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, as well as discuss various means of strengthening diplomatic and business relations between the two countries across the board.
The delegation will also meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives, to discuss ways to arrange and utilize bilateral parliamentary committees between the Kingdom and Jordan, given the active role these committees play in pushing constructive policy in various fields to serve the common interests of the two countries and their peoples.
Al-Khalewi concluded his statement by praising the support of the Saudi Shoura Council’s speaker, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.