The Ministry of Culture signs a memorandum of understanding with UNESCO
In the presence of His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture, and Mrs. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO signed a memorandum of understanding in the French capital (Paris), with the aim of strengthening cooperation in the field of culture Heritage restoration. The cooperation between the two sides will also include preserving and restoring heritage sites, as well as arts, festivals and literature, including libraries and book fairs, performing arts, and initiatives and conferences related to culture and arts for children. This cooperation will provide educational and training opportunities for Saudi citizens in the field of culture, which is a step within the Ministry of Culture's steps to develop emerging and creative Saudi talents. On this occasion, His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture, said: “We are pleased to cooperate with UNESCO, the world's leading organization, in an important partnership to develop the cultural sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These will benefit the cultural sector in the Kingdom, in addition to projects and initiatives that will have a positive impact on the cultural heritage regionally and internationally. ” This cooperation comes within the framework of the Ministry of Culture's endeavor to develop the Saudi cultural scene, and to support the development of cultural aspects as one of the most important pillars of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 aimed at improving the quality of life and empowering national talents in many fields, including visual and creative arts, fashion, literature and heritage.