Saudi Arabia will have its orchestra and opera. France will help to set up. The two countries signed on Monday to boost cultural and cooperation. France's Culture Minister said: "Today, an agreement was signed with the Paris Opera to help Saudi Arabia set up a national and an opera." The Paris Opera will help Saudi Arabia produce its performances. Plans are already under to build the country's first opera house in the kingdom's second city, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia will invest $64 in its entertainment industry over the 10 years.
The agreement is of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 . He wants to modernize Saudi life. Other parts of the agreement will see French developing Saudi Arabia’s region of Al-Ula. This is rich in ancient archaeological . French archaeologists will help to preserve the area. Another important part of the agreement is the of literature. France's Culture Minister stressed, "the of translating books in both , from Arabic into French and French into Arabic".