Arts & Culture

Saudi Arabia, China Sign MoU for Cultural Operation

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cultural cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including museums, cultural heritage, theatre, performing arts, visual arts, architecture and design, libraries traditional as well as craft arts.

The MoU includes exchanging expertise in joint strategic projects in various cultural sectors and culture-related policies and systems.

The MoU will further facilitate procedures for the Saudis and the Chinese to participate in cultural festivals in both countries and promote scientific cooperation in cultural sector through communication between institutions, bodies and specialists in the field digital culture from both countries.

This agreement will enable Saudi Arabia and China to exchange expertise of projects on protecting all types of heritage and organizing events and activities in both countries, in addition to discussing means of cooperation in joint projects.

Saudi Minister of Culture Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud and the Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Sun Yeli signed the MoU Wednesday in the Chinese capital, Beijing.

This MoU reflects ministry of culture’s keenness on enhancing international cultural exchange, as it is one of its 2030 vision’s strategic goal.

The Saudi Minister of Culture visited Beijing to enhance cultural relations and cooperation between the cultural sector in Saudi Arabia and a number of cultural bodies in China. He met Yeli and invited him to visit the Kingdom to get familiar with its culture, people and most prominent landmarks. The minister further pointed out cultural cooperation between the two countries, affirming the Kingdom’s determination to broaden its cooperation in various cultural fields.



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