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Culture Minister attends Taif Arab Summer Capital (2014).

Riyadh, May14(BNA)Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa attended the opening of Taif Arab Summer Capital (2014) forum under the patronage of Mecca Governor His Royal Highness Prince Misha'al bin Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

The minister, also incumbent president of the Arab Tourism Ministerial Council, addressed the event, thanking Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) Chairman His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz for his support.

She commended the partnership bonding Taif Arab Summer Capital (2014) and Manama Capital of Asian Tourism (2014). "The Arab Tourism Ministerial Council announced Taif as the Arab Summer Capital 2014 in its meeting in Bahrain following an Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) proposal", she said, hailing the pioneering role of Saudi Arabia led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in supporting Arab countries.

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) Chairman His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz highlighted Taif tourism riches, stressing projects to revitalize the economy and tourism industry in the city. He paid tribute to Mecca Governor His Royal Highness Prince Misha'al bin Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud for patronising Taif Arab Summer Capital (2014). Arab Tourism Organisation (ATO) President Dr. Bandar Al-Faheed and Mecca Governor His Royal Highness Prince Misha'al bin Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud also addressed the opening ceremony.

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BNA 1705 GMT 2014/05/14

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