Abdulrahman Al-Asim appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Libraries Authority

Abdulrahman Al-Asim
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Updated 27 February 2020

Abdulrahman Al-Asim appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Libraries Authority

  • The Libraries Authority is one of 11 new bodies launched by the Ministry of Culture

RIYADH: Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Wednesday appointed Abdulrahman Al-Asim as CEO of the Libraries Authority, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Asim will be responsible for the development of the libraries sector with all the related systems, staff and infrastructure.

The authority’s role will include setting a strategy for the libraries sector, following up on its implementation after it is approved by the Ministry of Culture, establishing regulations and standards for the sector, and coordinating with the authorities to promote reading by developing the library environment and enhancing its services.

Al-Asim served the cultural sector in previous periods through managing book fairs and his relationship with the reading society in the Kingdom. He is currently the manager of the Riyadh International Bookfair. The authority will be the official body that issues licenses for relevant activities. It will also build a database for the libraries sector, encourage financing and investment, organize conferences and events, and provide professional training programs for those interested in the field.

The Libraries Authority is one of 11 new bodies launched by the Ministry of Culture to oversee cultural sectors in the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 30 min 43 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 245,314
  • A total of 3,020 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 36 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,389 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 109 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 106 in Makkah, 53 in Jazan and 49 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 245,314 after 1,626 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,020 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.