Culture minister to inaugurate Saudi exhibition at UNESCO

The Saudi village of Rijal Alma joined the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2018. Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud will inaugurate the activities of the Saudi cultural exhibition on Tuesday. (SPA/File Photo)
Updated 19 November 2019

Culture minister to inaugurate Saudi exhibition at UNESCO

  • Exhibition aims to promote international cultural exchange, protection and transmission of heritage
  • The Ministry of Culture will be providing its 'vision for the future'

PARIS: Minister of Culture and Chairman of the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud will inaugurate the activities of the Saudi cultural exhibition at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the French capital Paris on Tuesday.

The exhibition aims to promote international cultural exchange, protection and transmission of heritage, and the development of the cultural environment.

The exhibition coincides with the 2019 International Culture Ministers' Forum taking place at the UNESCO, with the participation of a large number of culture ministers. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the only country organizing an event associated with the Forum, which is a major occasion to discuss the key place of culture in public policy around the world and its impact on sustainable development.

The exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Royal Commission for AlUla, and the Misk Art Institute, will be attended by 19 artists exhibiting 39 works of art, in the presence of several international artists.

Bronze sculptures will also be exhibited as well as photographs, and detailed explanations of Saudi intangible heritage, such as Arabic coffee, falconry, as well as poetry, live music, and culinary arts.

The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through time starting from the Kingdom's past, passing through its present and towards its future vision. The Royal Commission for AlUla will be introducing the cultural and heritage past of the Kingdom, while the Misk Institute of Arts will be highlighting the present arts, culture, and heritage in the Kingdom.

The Ministry of Culture will be providing its vision for the future, which translates the shared vision between Saudi Arabia, UNESCO and the international community on one hand, and reflects its cultural strategy on the other.


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.