Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan met on Sunday with Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the sidelines of the 45th extended session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, hosted by Saudi Arabia.
Prince Badr commended the efforts of UNESCO contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage around the world.
He confirmed the Kingdom's keen interest and aspiration to host the forthcoming UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development (MONDIACULT), scheduled for the year 2025.
In addition, the meeting discussed cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UNESCO in preserving and protecting world heritage and the Kingdom’s backing for the organization’s efforts to support small island developing states.
Prince Badr also reviewed the projects funded by the Kingdom at UNESCO in support of the protection and promotion of culture and heritage.
The minister reiterated the Kingdom's unwavering commitment to supporting the projects and programs championed by UNESCO.