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Saudi Culture Minister and China Culture and Tourism Minister Meet and Sign MOU

Written by Linda Hohnholz

During an official visit to China, Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, and Minister of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Sun Yeli, signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing to enhance cultural cooperation.

This will strengthen the distinguished relations between the two countries. This agreement aims to deepen collaboration in various cultural sectors, including museums, cultural heritage, performing arts, visual arts, traditional crafts, and Chinese cultural entities.

The MOU outlines a comprehensive framework for cooperation, emphasizing the exchange of experiences, policies, and programs to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation. Both parties are committed to facilitating cultural exchanges, participating in joint festivals and events, and collaborating on artist residency programs to encourage creative exchange and preserve cultural diversity.

Both countries enrich the cultural landscape and strengthen cultural ties by working together in areas such as preserving heritage and furthering artistic innovation.

The MOU also emphasizes cooperation in the digital cultural industry, encouraging dialogue, experiential knowledge exchange, and collaboration between institutions and professionals from both countries. Additionally, measures to prevent the illegal import, export, and trafficking of works of art are underscored, reflecting a mutual dedication to safeguarding cultural treasures.

The signing of this MOU further strengthens the distinguished relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China, building on their ongoing collaboration in arts, culture, and preservation.

About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub and the birthplace of Islam. In recent years, the Kingdom has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit the contemporary world of today.

Getting around is easy, as while Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia and the primary language used in all dealings and public transactions, English serves as an informal second language in the Kingdom and is spoken by a large section of its society. All road signs are bilingual, showing information in both Arabic and English.