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Updated 09 April 2018

Saudi crown prince meets French PM in Paris

PARIS: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met with France’s Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe in Paris on Monday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
Prince Mohammed dined with President Emmanuel Macron at Paris's historic Louvre museum on Sunday night after flying in on his first trip to France as the heir to the Saudi throne.
The Kingdom revealed during the Crown Prince's visit that it would enter short films at the Cannes cinema festival for the first time and send an official delegation to the celebration of on the Riviera this May.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi as ‘cradle of human civilizations’

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi as ‘cradle of human civilizations’

  • 44 international archaeological missions were carried out in the kingdom this year
  • Discoveries continue to instill the civilized dimension of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.