Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrives in France on official visit

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince arrives in France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince arrives in France. (SPA)
Updated 08 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrives in France on official visit

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived France on his official visit on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Royal Court, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
During the trip, the crown prince will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and a number of officials to promote bilateral relations between the two countries and discuss issues of common concern.
The trip follows an 18-day royal tour of the United States.


Saudi Heritage Preservation Society wins UN role

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Saudi Heritage Preservation Society wins UN role

  • Its mission includes monitoring and encouraging public and private initiatives related to the preservation of Saudi heritage

RIYADH: The Saudi Heritage Preservation Society has become the first Gulf organization to act as a global consultant with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The move follows a recommendation by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee at a forum in Bogota, Colombia, and caps several international achievements by the society.

In recent years the society had widened its role in preserving Saudi heritage, as well as raising awareness of its importance and national value.

In 2013, the society launched several projects emphasizing protecting and documenting archaeological sites and old buildings. Moreover, the projects involve initiatives toward sculptures and skills associated with traditional arts and crafts through launching awareness campaigns and seasonal competitions.

Its mission includes monitoring and encouraging public and private initiatives related to the preservation of Saudi heritage, identifying undeveloped and overlooked areas of Saudi cultural legacy, and promoting public awareness about the importance of Saudi cultural heritage for present and future generations.