Saudi Arabia Elected to UNESCO Executive Board

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz for their limitless support to culture and art.

He congratulated on Wednesday the Saudi leadership on Saudi Arabia’s election to the executive board of UNESCO for 2019-2023.

“We look forward to working together with our partners to promote peace through education, science, culture and the arts,” said the minister, who is also Chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

“This confirms the Kingdom’s international status and its role in building peace and contributing effectively to the establishment of the principles of culture and science.”

The Saudi Minister of Culture earlier this week met with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on the sidelines of the International Forum of Ministers of Culture 2019 in Paris.

During the meeting they discussed ways of cooperation between UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture in the fields of science, culture, arts and heritage.

Prince Badr also inaugurated the Saudi cultural exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters with the participation of a large number of culture ministers.