G20 Culture Ministers to Discuss Role of Culture in Economic Growth

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA file photo)
Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA file photo)
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G20 Culture Ministers to Discuss Role of Culture in Economic Growth

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA file photo)
Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (SPA file photo)

The culture ministers of the G20 countries and leaders of international cultural organizations will meet on Wednesday to discuss the role of culture in supporting the global economy.

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan will preside over the meeting that will also tackle ways to bolster culture, building bridges of cultural communication and openness, bolstering inspiring dialogue and improving the quality of life of citizens and residents.

This marks the first time that culture ministers will convene on the sidelines of the G20 summit, which will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on November 21 and 22.

The meeting was proposed by Saudi Arabia in its capacity as president of the G20 for 2020 and out of its belief in the importance of culture in social and economic development.

Wednesday’s summit will focus on protecting culture, sustainable development and the role of culture in economic development and international interaction.



Madinah Red Crescent Saves Pilgrim's Life

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA
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Madinah Red Crescent Saves Pilgrim's Life

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA

Swift action by the Saudi Red Crescent ambulance teams in Madinah successfully revived a 50-year-old pilgrim who suffered a cardiac arrest at the Al-Miqat Mosque, SPA reported.
According to Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Zahrani, director general of the Red Crescent's regional branch, their command center received a report about a pilgrim experiencing fainting and cardiac and respiratory arrest.

Ambulance crews immediately responded, and upon arrival, medical personnel initiated CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and applied an automatic blood pressure device. After stabilizing the patient and restoring his pulse, they transferred him to a hospital for further care.