RIYADH: The Saudi and UAE culture ministers met in Paris on Wednesday to discuss the close cultural ties between the two nations.
Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud and the UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth Noura Bint Mohammed Al-Kaabi praised the existing cooperation in registering several files with UNESCO during their meeting.
The meeting was part of Al-Saud’s visit to France to strengthen cultural cooperation between the two countries and to participate in the 41st session of the general conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The Saudi Minister of Culture congratulated his UAE counterpart on the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as on the UAE Flag Day.
He also thanked Al-Kaabi for inviting him to attend the ministerial meeting, which will be part of the program of the World Conference on Creative Economy to be held from Dec. 7-9 at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Both ministers also praised the projects carried out by the Saudi-UAE Cultural Council and underlined the importance of completing joint work in the field of culture.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez, Rakan bin Ibrahim Al-Touq, general supervisor of Cultural Affairs and International Relations and Eng. Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Kanaan, undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture for International Cultural Relations.