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Official China Visit by Saudi Arabian Delegation Consolidates Vibrant Cultural Exchange

BEIJING, CHINA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / March 29, 2024 / This month’s two-day visit to China by the Saudi Minister of Culture, His Highness Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, marks the beginning of a landmark cultural collaboration between the two countries.

This collaboration – cemented with the signing of multiple agreements in Beijing between different stakeholders from Saudi Arabia and China – spans all areas of culture, from films, museums and heritage, to theater, performing and visual arts, architecture and design, libraries, and traditional arts and handicrafts.

It will also strengthen the knowledge and expertise of both nations, with the two countries sharing their experience across different cultural sectors.

Highlights of the state visit included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China; a meeting with the President of Peking University, and the commencement of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cultural Cooperation Award; a meeting with the Bona Film Group to discuss film sector collaborations, followed by the signing of the executive program; and the selection of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The visit also saw the launch of the Arabic Language Month in partnership with Peking University, as well as a visit to the Royal Commission of AlUla’s ‘AlUla: Wonder of Arabia’ exhibition at the Palace Museum in Beijing.

His Highness Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Saudi Minister of Culture, said: "From collaborating on projects related to the preservation of Saudi heritage, to cooperating to combat illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts, and facilitating participation in cultural festivals and events between our two countries, this expansive partnership demonstrates our shared passion for, and dedication to, elevating culture and the arts. By collaborating, we look forward to reaching new cultural heights together.”

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Notes to Editors:

About the Saudi Ministry of Culture:

Saudi Arabia has a vast history of arts and culture. The Ministry of Culture is developing Saudi Arabia’s cultural economy and enriching the daily lives of citizens, residents, and visitors.

Overseeing 11 sector-specific commissions, the Ministry works towards the support of and preservation of a vibrant culture that is true to its past and looks to the future by cherishing heritage and unleashing new and inspiring forms of expression for all.


沙特文化代表团正式访华 巩固中沙友好文化交流

2024 年 3 月28日,北京——3月27日至28日,沙特文化大臣巴德尔·本·阿卜杜拉·本·法尔汉·阿勒沙特亲王殿下对中国进行为期两天的访问,标志着两国之间具有里程碑意义文化合作的开始,推动沙中两国在文化领域之间的交流迈上新台阶。











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