Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Saudi thanks to Indonesia for its support to submit oasis Al-Ahsa into the UNESCO heritage list


Oasis Al-AhsaOasis Al-Ahsa - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed great appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia which has provided support to Saudi Arabia who successfully submit one of the historic sites, Oasis Al-Ahsa in UNESCO's World Heritage list.

The support was provided by Indonesia in the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committe in Manama Bahrain on June 24th to July 4th, 2018.

Oasis Al-Ahsa is a natural site located in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia which, according to archaeological research.

The information was conveyed by the Ambassador of Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, Agus Maftuh Abegebriel via phone by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as President al-Hai'ah al-Amah li as-Siyahah wal Turas al-Watany (Tourism and Heritage Agency National Saudi Arabia), Saturday afternoon June 29th, 2018.

The Indonesian delegation along with the 20 most prestigious member countries of the committee approved Oasis Al Ahsa to be included in the World Heritage list. Chairman of the Indonesian Delegation entrusted to Dr. Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan, Ambassador LBBP RI Paris / Watap RI UNESCO.

Some of Saudi Arabia's heritage sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mada'in Saleh is the first historical relic in Saudi recognized by UNESCO in the World Heritage Site list in 2008.

In addition there is also the District of At-Turaif in Dir'iyah (2010), Historic Jeddah-Gate to Makkah / Baabul Makkah (2014), as well as ancient paintings or Rock Art in Ha'il (2015). Most recently, UNESCO includes Oasis Al-Ahsa in the World Heritage List list at the 42nd Session of the World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain, June 29, 2018.

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