Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets Japanese defense minister during visit

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Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries. (SPA)
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Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries. (SPA)
Updated 03 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets Japanese defense minister during visit

  • Al-Jubeir reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries

TOKYO: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with the Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono on Monday during his trip to Japan.

Al-Jubeir also met with member of the Council of Counselors Masahisa Sato and member of the House of Councilors Professor Hirotaka Takenaka of the National Institute for Policies Study.

During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries, the latest regional as well as international developments and other issues of mutual interest.


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.