Ways to bolster cultural ties explored

Ways to bolster cultural ties explored
Updated 10 April 2016
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Ways to bolster cultural ties explored

Ways to bolster cultural ties explored

RIYADH: Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Toraifi held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Helmi Al-Nimnim at Al-Nimnim's office on Saturday.
“They discussed a number of topics pertaining to cultural affairs between the two brotherly countries,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have much in common as far as culture is concerned and it would serve both parties to further bolster ties as their friendship goes back a long time.
Al-Toraifi received a commemorative shield from Al-Nimnim.
The meeting was also attended by Undersecretary of Culture and Information for Cultural Affairs Saud bin Nassar Al-Hazmi.
“The Saudi-Egyptian cultural affiliation could serve to bolster other kinds of bilateral ties,” said Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan, a well-known Islamic scholar, TV host and author.
He said that Saudi Arabia and Egypt share many things in common including a common history, heritage, language, and a common religion.
He also noted the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians working and living in the Kingdom and those traveling to the holy cities annually to perform Umrah and Haj.