Saudi Arabia believes in ‘power of culture’ to produce change

Khalid Al-Rais
Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Arabia believes in ‘power of culture’ to produce change

  • Khalid Al-Rais: Saudi Arabia pays great attention to culture and cultural legacy as a force for change and a pillar of its Vision 2030

NEW YORK: A diplomatic representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN highlighted his country’s efforts to support culture and sustainable development and exploit science, technology, innovation and developmental cooperation with medium-income countries. 
In a key speech at the Second Committee meeting held during the 74th UN General Assembly, Khalid Al-Rais, second secretary, who is also a member of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the UN, expressed the Kingdom’s support for the statement issued by the Palestinian delegation on behalf of the Group of 77 and China on the issue.
Al-Rais told his listeners that his country pays great attention to culture and cultural legacy as a force for change and a pillar of its Vision 2030.
He said the Kingdom strongly believes in the power of culture and cultural heritage to produce change, add new horizons in life’s different areas, especially the social and economic ones, and contribute to the advancement of civilization and achieve sustainable development.
The Kingdom also believes in the importance of preserving cultural and natural heritage to achieve peace and common endeavor with all countries to build a rich cultural future, in which different cultures and arts can flourish, he said. 


Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

Updated 13 November 2019

Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

  • Previously, Prince Khaled served as the Saudi envoy to Germany

LONDON: Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan met on Wednesday with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London, where he formally presented a copy of his credentials to the Queen as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UK.

Earlier, Prince Khalid expressed his wish to serve the Kingdom and its people in the UK and to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

Previously, Prince Khalid served as the Saudi envoy to Germany.