Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives President Republic of Guinea Conakry

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea Conakry in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Updated 11 February 2020

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives President Republic of Guinea Conakry

  • The two leaders discussed efforts exerted to combat extremism and terrorism

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea Conakry, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed aspects of bilateral ties and opportunities to boost the relations between the two countries in various sectors.
They also discussed regional and international developments and reviewed issues of common concern.
They also discussed efforts exerted to combat extremism and terrorism.


Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

Updated 26 February 2020

Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

  • The project is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity

RIYADH: Work has started on an ambitious initiative to document all aspects of Saudi culture across the Kingdom’s 13 regions. With its “13/16” project, the Ministry of Culture aims to highlight the nation’s cultural diversity and rich heritage by constructing a record of all forms of local art and culture.

The project, which includes the establishment of a visual library of cultural activity recorded in photographs and videos, is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity.

Teams of researchers familiar with 16 identified aspects of Saudi culture will visit all 13 regions — hence the name of the project — to photograph and film artists and creators and their work. The art forms and cultural activities in each distinct society that will be documented include theater, music, film, performing arts, literature, visual arts, architectural design, heritage and language.

The ministry has drawn up a year-long research plan covering all Saudi regions. It will begin in Riyadh region and end in the Eastern Province, passing through Jizan, Makkah, Al-Jawf, the Northern Borders, Qassim, Hail, Asir, Al-Baha, Najran and Madinah along the way.