The Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, announced the registration of Arabic calligraphy in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO, expressing his thanks to the Arab countries that participated in the file with Saudi Arabia.
In turn, the Ministry of Culture indicated that the “Arabic calligraphy” element, led by Saudi Arabia, has been registered on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
She added that the Kingdom, in cooperation with 15 Arab countries, under the supervision of ALECSO, led joint efforts in registering the “Arabic calligraphy / knowledge, skills and practices” element on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
The ministry stated that the registration of Arabic calligraphy at UNESCO came within the strategic directions of the Ministry of Culture, the Heritage Authority and the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science.
It is noteworthy that this step (inclusion of Arabic calligraphy in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO), will contribute to the promotion of calligraphy in local communities.