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Saudi Culture Minister Discusses Aspects of Cooperation with South Korea’s SM Entertainment

Saudi Culture Minister Discusses Aspects of Cooperation with South Korea’s SM Entertainment

Saturday, 11 June, 2022 - 09:15
Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan during his meeting with the founder of SM Entertainment, Lee Soo-man. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has held talks with the founder of SM Entertainment, Lee Soo-man, in Seoul.


Prince Badr concluded on Thursday a two-day visit to South Korea aimed at strengthening cooperation with Korean cultural authorities, and discussing ways to develop them.


Both sides reviewed aspects of joint cooperation in the cultural fields, including music education and training, organizing music events and festivals, and promoting joint production.


The ministry also signed a framework cooperation agreement with South Korea's CJENM Ltd. to enrich the cultural sector in the Kingdom.


The agreement included the formulation of a framework for joint cooperation in the film and music sectors and in cultural events.


It also explores opportunities for cooperation in various cultural projects, including cinematic and musical activities and cultural centers that present elements of Saudi and Korean heritage in music, art, food, theatrical arts, heritage, films and architecture.


The agreement is in line with efforts led by the Culture Ministry to develop the cultural sector in the Kingdom and enrich it with successful global experiences and expertise in various cultural fields, support and empower Saudi creators in their various specializations, and provide qualitative cultural options for the Saudi public, to achieve the goals of Vision 2030.


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