Saturday 31st Oct 2015
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace here today the Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi and a number of senior intellectuals, newspaper chief editors, writers, and journalists.
At the outset of the audience, they all listened to a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi delivered a speech in which he said, in the name of the pioneers of culture and information and their leaders, youth and all their sectors of men and women, I express my heartfelt thanks, appreciation and loyalty to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for allowing this meeting with him and for his support and care for male and female intellectuals and cultural and information institutions in accordance with his wise vision and permanent support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, until, praise be to Allah and His guidance, many Saudi achievements have been accomplished for institutions and individuals.
Dr. Altoraifi said, “Your speech is a beacon for our cultural and information works, as you confirm the firm foundations upon which our country was founded, and demand continuing construction and seeking for integrated comprehensive development in all regions of the Kingdom.”
HE added, “It is an honor to stand in front of you today by an elite of the homeland’s citizens of intellectuals, journalists, writers and artists representing the homeland’s cities, governorates and centers. They found that this diversity and richness of culture in our country increases cohesion and coherence, and that the blessing of security is the greatest one of the blessings that everyone should cooperate to maintain” .