October 22, 2018

Review Category : People

Allies of Saudi crown prince appointed to board of new culture authority

Allies of Saudi crown prince appointed to board of new culture authoritySaudi Arabia on Friday named allies of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform agenda to a new board of directors for a culture body that aims to develop the arts in the conservative kingdom. The 13 members of the General Authority for Culture's (GCA) board include artists, filmmakers, executives and government officials, said a statement carried by state news agency SPA. The GCA is part of a drive by Prince Mohammed to diversify the economy and capture more Saudi leisure spending at home, as the kingdom introduces a range of liberalizing reforms intended to plug a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.


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