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Saudi ministry of culture and SCTA join hands

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), announced on Monday that the Ministry of Culture and Information has joined hands with his organisation.  Talking to journalists after the signing ceremony, Prince Sultan highlighted the remarkable progress achieved by the Saudi media under the leadership of the Minister of Culture and Information, Abdul Aziz Khoja.
The agreement was signed to get the ministry's support for the first international conference on architectural heritage in Islamic countries, which will be held in Riyadh from May 23 to 28. "This conference will be an important event with a variety of programs and with the participation of several government departments," said the prince. He also unveiled plans to hold a heritage day at Saudi schools and universities to coincide with the conference and hoped the Saudi media would highlight these events.
Meanwhile, the agreement stipulates that the ministry will invite Saudi and foreign media personnel to cover the conference while facilitating the latter at the same time. The ministry will also contribute to the publication of an illustrated book on the Kingdom's architectural heritage.
 

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