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The Saudi Minister of Information inaugurates the exhibition on the history of the Saudi state at SPA headquarters

Riyadh (UNA) - The Minister of Information, Al-Audi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Press Agency, Salman bin Youssef Al-Dosari, inaugurated at the conference center at the main “SPA” headquarters in Riyadh this evening, the “History of the Saudi State” exhibition, which was held on the occasion of the ninety-third national day of the Kingdom in an initiative by “SPA” based on its national media role and to enhance its educational and knowledgeable message.

The Minister of Information and the audience toured the exhibition, which was prepared in an interactive manner and with visual techniques for the stages of the Saudi state, according to a sequential chronological path starting from the founding of the first Saudi state more than three centuries ago, through the second Saudi state, all the way to the third Saudi state, and until King Abdulaziz’s announcement. Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, the unification of all parts of the country in the name of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the beginning of the era of the modern state and its development through periods of successive noble kings to reach the prosperous era 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 and Prime Minister. The Kingdom is witnessing a prosperous present and a bright future.

After that, the Minister of Information and the guests of the exhibition honored the speech ceremony prepared for this occasion. It began with the national anthem, and then the audience followed a visual presentation about SPA’s vision and the goals of its mission in holding the exhibition and the educational and enriching dimension of historical knowledge it represents.

Subsequently, the head of the Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Fahd bin Hassan Al Oqran, delivered a speech in which he expressed the honor of the Saudi media system in opening (the Saudi State History Exhibition), prepared and organized by the Saudi Press Agency on the occasion of the ninety-third national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and sensing the role of “SPA.” In keeping pace with the developmental approach of the national media sector in light of the development and growth our country is witnessing within the framework of (Saudi Vision 2030).

Dr. Al-Aqran said: The exhibition comes as an educational and knowledge platform for various segments of society and residents, in addition to the fact that it represents a station for the media and guests from abroad to increase knowledge about the history of the Saudi state, out of belief in the importance of diversity in communicating information in different ways, and in an effort to maximize the media impact and achieve the desired benefit. Pointing out that the exhibition will open its doors to those interested, university and school students, and guests of the Kingdom during the coming period, accompanied by holding cultural activities and showing documentaries about the history of the Kingdom, in addition to hosting specialists to present scientific discussion panels and mini-seminars for visitors to consolidate the exhibition’s media messages in an interactive and direct manner with the public.

At the end of his speech, the head of the Saudi Press Agency thanked His Excellency the Minister of Information for his keenness, interest and support in holding this exhibition.

He also expressed his thanks to the King Abdulaziz Foundation for the support they provided, and to the employees of “SPA” for their dedication, efforts, and contribution to the completion of this work.

The audience then watched a visual presentation that narrated the process of development and growth witnessed by the Kingdom.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Minister of Information received a gift on this occasion, and then souvenir photos were taken.

The ceremony was attended by a number of officials and those concerned with cultural, historical and media affairs.

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