Saudi Arabia will have its very first national and opera. France will help Saudi to set up the musical . The two countries signed a of agreements on Monday to boost cultural , and cooperation through the arts. France's Culture Minister said: "Today, an agreement was signed with the Paris Opera to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and an opera." The world-famous Paris Opera will help Saudi Arabia produce its classical music performances and operas. Plans are under way for the country's first opera house to be built in the kingdom's largest city, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia will invest $64 billion in developing its industry over the next .
The agreement is of a plan created by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, called Vision 2030. He wants to modernize areas of Saudi . There were other projects included in the cultural agreements between France and Saudi Arabia. French will work on developing Saudi Arabia's Al-Ula in the northwest of the country. The area is rich in archaeological sites. French will help to preserve the area. Another part of the agreement is the of literature. France's Culture Minister stressed, "the importance of translating books in directions, from Arabic into French and French into Arabic".