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Saudi Culture Minister Meets French Counterpart

Saudi Culture Minister Meets French Counterpart

Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 07:30
Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and his French counterpart Rima Abdul Malak in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of Culture and Governor of the Royal Commission for AlUla Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan held an official meeting with the French Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, who is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Badr emphasized the strong bilateral relations between the two countries across various domains.

The two officials reviewed the cultural relations in different fields and discussed strategies to further enhance them for the mutual benefit of both countries.

The two countries signed an agreement in 2021 to promote cooperation and cultural exchange in a variety of sectors, including architecture and design, heritage, visual arts, performing arts, films, and literature. They also signed a historic agreement in 2018 to develop AlUla governorate’s cultural and heritage features, and launch joint strategic projects and joint scientific initiatives relating to archeological research and excavation in the Kingdom.

Rakan bin Ibrahim Al-Touq, undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, and Eng. Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Kanaan, general supervisor of cultural affairs and international relations, also attended the meeting.

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