Al-Jubeir meets UAE defense college students

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir receives a delegation of students from the UAE National Defense College. (SPA)
Updated 29 November 2019

Al-Jubeir meets UAE defense college students

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir received a delegation of students from the UAE National Defense College (NDC) in Riyadh on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al-Jubeir reviewed the strong fraternal relations and historical ties between the two countries as well as their identical views and stances on regional and international issues.

The meeting was attended by the deputy minister for public diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Saud bin Saleh Kateb, and the director general of Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Abdullah Al-Salamah.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.