King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

King Salman receives envoys of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019

King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday received credentials of a number of ambassadors of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The envoys who called on the Saudi king included Kazakhstan Ambassador Berik Aryn, Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing, Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and American Ambassador John Abizaid.

The king welcomed the ambassadors to the Kingdom and conveyed his regards to leaders of their respective countries. He wished the diplomats success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between Saudi Arabia and their countries.

The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their respective leaders. They expressed their keenness on strengthening bilateral ties with the Kingdom in all spheres of life.

State Minister and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Cabinet member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa and a number of officials attended the ceremony.


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.