On April 18, 2019, the Days of Culture of Saudi Arabia were solemnly opened in Ashgabat, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Media of Saudi Arabia.

The opening ceremony was attended by the representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the country, creative intellectuals, diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, as well as media representatives, teachers and university students.

During the speech at the opening ceremony, the representatives of the delegation of Saudi Arabia noted that the event would be an important link in strengthening the cultural and humanitarian dialogue between the two countries. On the opening day of the event, artists of Saudi Arabia presented a big concert. This program included performances of folk instrumental and vocal groups that performed folk melodies and lyric songs.

Within the framework of the Days of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Turkmenistan, there will be an exhibition of engravings and a photo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. The performance of the folk and musical groups will take place in the cinema-concert center "Vatan".

In the conference hall of the Turkmen State University named after Makhtumkuli, a meeting of representatives of the scientific circles of both countries and speeches by scientists of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the significance of the Great Silk Road and the development of relations between Turkmenistan and the Arabian Peninsula is scheduled.

The guests will be acquainted with the museum expositions and sights of the Turkmen capital, and the guests will visit the Ancient Merv State Historical and Cultural Reserve, as well as performances by artists from Saudi Arabia on the stage of the State Drama Theater named after Kemine in the city of Mary.