Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

Updated 18 April 2019

Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

AMMAN: Under the guidance of Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, the Saudi ambassador to Jordan, the embassy will organize the “Saudi Vision 2030, its Cultural and Social Effect” forum next Wednesday.

This will be in cooperation with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum (AHSF).

The speakers will be Dr. Mohammed Al-Haizan and Dr. Othman Al-Sini, and Dr. Badr Al-Madi will present the seminar and moderate the dialogue with the audience.  

Valentina Qussisiya, CEO of AHSF, stressed the importance of the forum, which will aim to explore the cultural and social changes resulting from Vision 2030. 

She said that Vision 2030 aims to improve the position of women and ensure their empowerment and participation in economic and social development. 

It will also seek to address a number of areas such as education, health and culture, and establish a foundation to achieve sustainable development, she said. SPA Amman

Abd Al-Salam bin Abdallah Al-’Anzi, a spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Jordan, said: “This forum is part of the embassy’s belief in the importance of community engagement to cooperate with pioneering cultural and information institutions in Jordan, and the embassy will organize this seminar in participation with the long-established Abdul Hameed Shoman institution, one of the most important Jordanian institutions working on spreading culture and awareness in Jordanian society and the Arab world.” 


Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

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Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

  • The project is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity

RIYADH: Work has started on an ambitious initiative to document all aspects of Saudi culture across the Kingdom’s 13 regions. With its “13/16” project, the Ministry of Culture aims to highlight the nation’s cultural diversity and rich heritage by constructing a record of all forms of local art and culture.

The project, which includes the establishment of a visual library of cultural activity recorded in photographs and videos, is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity.

Teams of researchers familiar with 16 identified aspects of Saudi culture will visit all 13 regions — hence the name of the project — to photograph and film artists and creators and their work. The art forms and cultural activities in each distinct society that will be documented include theater, music, film, performing arts, literature, visual arts, architectural design, heritage and language.

The ministry has drawn up a year-long research plan covering all Saudi regions. It will begin in Riyadh region and end in the Eastern Province, passing through Jizan, Makkah, Al-Jawf, the Northern Borders, Qassim, Hail, Asir, Al-Baha, Najran and Madinah along the way.
 

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