Saudi minister named ICOM Arab president

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud. (SPA)
Updated 05 September 2019
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Saudi minister named ICOM Arab president

  • ICOM meets every three years to discuss issues related to museum development around the world, in addition to nominating and electing the president and leaders of regional committees

RIYADH: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, honorary president of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Saudi Arabia, has been elected president of the organization’s regional alliance for Arab Countries (ICOM Arab).
The election took place at a board meeting on the sidelines of the 25th International Council of Museums general conference in Kyoto, Japan.
Prince Badr, who is also the Saudi cultural minister, agreed in July to become honorary president of ICOM Saudi Arabia, which was founded in 2015 under the umbrella of the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society.
ICOM meets every three years to discuss issues related to museum development around the world, in addition to nominating and electing the president and leaders of regional committees. 


Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

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Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

  • Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an 'Iranian attack'
  • Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday described strikes on key Saudi oil installations as an “act of war” as he landed in Jeddah.

Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an “Iranian attack”.

He said it had not come from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants and that there was no evidence the attacks had been launched from Iraq.

Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken with US President Donald Trump about the Aramco attack, and agreed that Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.