Ukraine’s deputy culture minister visited the Saudi National Museum on Wednesday during her visit to the Kingdom for a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.

This is the first time that Saudi Arabia has hosted the sessions, which run until Sept. 25.

Anastasia Bondar, who is deputy minister for culture and media policy, toured the museum’s eight exhibition halls, whose rich collection of artifacts gives visitors an insight into the natural, cultural, political and religious development of the Arabian Peninsula and development of the Saudi state.

She also viewed the “Hijrah: In the Footsteps of the Prophet” exhibition, which is being held for the second year in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.