King Salman receives Guinea president

King Salman receives President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Updated 13 February 2020

King Salman receives Guinea president

King Salman on Wednesday held talks in Riyadh with President Alpha Conde of Guinea.

During the meeting, they reviewed areas of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Guinea and ways of strengthening them.

The meeting was attended by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Al-Qattan, and a number of Saudi and Guinean officials.

Following his arrival in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, Conde met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They discussed regional and international developments and reviewed issues of mutual concern, including efforts to combat extremism and terrorism.


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

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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.