Riyadh - SPA
King Salman is known to be interested in antiquities sector from the very beginning and stood firm against attempts of ignorance
Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the General
Authority for Tourism and National Heritage, confirmed that the
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the
first supporter of the archeology sector in the Kingdom, since its
establishment 50 years ago, is known to be interested in antiquities
sector from the very beginning; has stood firm against attempts to
ignore and remove or destroy antiquities sites and national heritage,
and, instead, adopted important and historic decisions to protect
antiquities since the reign of late King Saud.
In remarks following the opening yesterday of "Treasures of China''
exhibition, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that the Saudi
national antiquities sector is not new and we are building on what
officials and citizens have built before us. They worked in the sector
and did more than we did".
He added that the exhibition hosted by the National Museum in Riyadh
reflects the cooperation between the two departments in charge of
preserving antiquities in the two countries, recalling that his
organization has travelled with the Kingdom's magnificent expo to
Beijing some time earlier.