Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Saudi Minister of Culture, met the French ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ludovic Pouille via video call.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed several aspects of cultural cooperation between the two countries and ways to develop them, especially concerning the existing corporations and the future opportunities between the two sides, particularly in AlUla.
They also highlighted ways to enhance international cultural exchange between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission intends to launch the Arab Translation Observatory initiative by early 2022, to document and coordinate translations in the Arab world, as well as providing a reliable reference and a platform for knowledge and cultural exchange.
The Arab Translation Observatory initiative aims to bridge the knowledge gap between Arabs and the rest of the world by enriching cultural exchange and developing a sustainable competitive system for the translation sector to achieve economic growth for the Kingdom and to strengthen its position as a leading digital reference for certified translation.
The Arab Translation Observatory initiative strives to create an environment in which the efforts of authors, translators, and publishers are integrated, and translation to and from the Arabic language is dynamic.