Saturday, July 31

Saudi Minister of Culture Meets with French Counterpart

Politics
Rome, Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, met here today with his French counterpart Roselyne Bachelot, on the sidelines of the G20 member states meeting being hosted by Italy. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the cultural domain. The Prince thanked the French minister for her country's support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during its presidency of the G20 in 2020.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Ministry: Coronavirus Variants Rapidly Spread, People Are Urged to Complete Taking Vaccine 2 Doses

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health has pointed out that the Coronavirus' variants are rapidly spreading and urged people to complete taking the vaccine two doses to resist the variants, stressing the importance of abiding by the precautionary measures. On the other hand, it announced reporting as many as 1,187 new Coronavirus confirmed cases against 1,176 recoveries, while the active cases rose to 11,355, including 1,395 in critical conditions, in the last 24 hours, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Overall infections rose to 524,584 cases against 505,003 recoveries, while the fatalities reached 8,226 as extra 14 deaths reported.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Tunisian President Receives Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs

Politics
Tunis, President Kais Saied of the Republic of Tunisia received at Carthage Palace here today Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense to the President, the government and the brotherly people of Tunisia; while the President sent his greetings and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH Crown Prince, the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They also reviewed the current situation in sisterly Tunisia and decisions taken by the President aiming at st...

Attorney General: Trafficking in persons is not tolerated, and victims receive special care

General
Riyadh, Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua'jab has stressed that the Public Prosecution will stand firm and take strict legal measures against perpetrators of trafficking in persons, adding that the victims of these crimes receive special care and attention from the competent authorities. This came in an interview with Al-Mua'jab on the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, corresponding to July 30, 2021, adding that since its establishment, the Kingdom has been keen on protecting rights and freedoms from all forms of abuse and exploitation, as the Basic Law of Governance and all applicable laws in the Kingdom and international treaties and covenants affirmed this matter. He underlined that Saudi Arabia designated an independent system concerned with thi...

Saudi Culture Minister reviews the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to preserve cultural heritage during the Culture Ministers’ meeting at the G20 Summit

General
Rome, Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, has reiterated that culture will be the driving force for a more sustainable world and a more prosperous future for all nations. The Prince made his statement while participating today as Vice-President in the Ministerial Meeting of Culture Ministers of the G-20, which was held in the Italian capital, Rome, adding that the Kingdom is committed to strengthening the international dialogue on ways to recover the culture and creativity sectors from the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic, in order to achieve the full potential of these sectors. The ministerial meeting - organized by Italy, which is currently chairing the G-20 in 2021 - represents the culmination of the Sherpa cultural track within the framework of th...

Syria’s ambassador in Caracas participates in the inauguration ceremony of the president-elect of Peru

General
Lima, On behalf of President Bashar al-Assad and the government of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Syrian Ambassador in Caracas, Khalil Bitar, extended congratulation to the president-elect of Peru, Pedro Castillo, during his inauguration ceremony as president of Peru.   During the official reception held by the Presidency of the Republic of Peru, Ambassador Bitar conveyed the best wishes of the Syrian leadership to President Castillo for more success and further progress and prosperity for his country.   In turn, President Castillo thanked the government of the Syrian Arab Republic for accepting the invitation and participating in the inauguration ceremony,extending his best regards to President al-Assad and the leadership in Syria, and his best wishes to the Syrian pe...