State award to be given through trans­par­ent process: Info Min­is­ter

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KUWAIT: The State Award will be given to win­ners through a trans­par­ent process that would take into con­sid­er­a­tion the high­qual­ity of en­tries, said Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs, and Chair­man of the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters, Sheikh Sal­man Sabah Al-Salem AlHu­moud Al-Sabah.

This state­ment came while Sheikh Sal­man was head­ing the meet­ing for the State award com­mit­tee, the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion said in a state­ment early yes­ter­day. Sheikh Sal­man said that the State award was in line with the gov­ern­ment stance in sup­port­ing peo­ple who had pro­vided valu­able ser­vices to Kuwait.

Separately, Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud has af­firmed that the na­tional rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties are preparing for dis­tin­guished cel­e­bra­tions for the oc­ca­sion, Kuwait Cap­i­tal of Is­lamic Cul­ture 2016. Emerg­ing from a meet­ing of the steer­ing com­mit­tee, held late on Fri­day, Sheikh Sal­man, who is also the Chair­man of the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters, said the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties would seek to trans­mit sev­eral mes­sages to the world; Kuwait’s par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in cul­ture and its ad­vo­cacy of Is­lam as a re­li­gion of tol­er­ance. He ex­pressed deep grat­i­tude to His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah for pa­tron­iz­ing the cul­tural event. The Premier is also pres­i­dent of the or­ga­niz­ing com­mis­sion. A work plan pre­pared by the cul­tural coun­cil was ex­am­ined at the meet­ing, he said, in­di­cat­ing that it deals with or­ga­ni­za­tion of sem­i­nars and var­i­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the event sched­ule. “The dis­cus­sions dealt with the out­look to pro­mote the hu­man­i­tar­ian and phil­an­thropic ac­tiv­i­ties, Kuwait is renowned of, as well as in­volv­ing the youth in the event ac­tiv­i­ties in ad­di­tion to mar­ket­ing the Kuwaiti tourism cul­ture,” he said.

The dis­cus­sions dur­ing the meet­ing also touched on the planned in­au­gu­ra­tion of the two cul­tural cen­ters, Jaber AlAh­mad Cul­tural Cen­ter and Ab­dul­lah Al-Salem Cul­tural Cen­ter, in 2016, “that is in ad­di­tion to se­lect­ing some land­marks to be en­listed in the record of the global her­itage sites such as Failaka is­land, Kuwait Tow­ers and Ab­dul­lah Al-Jaber Cul­tural Cen­ter,” the min­is­ter added. He af­firmed that the par­tic­i­pants in the meet­ing agreed on the ne­ces­sity of mar­ket­ing the event lo­cally and abroad, with a sound and well-pon­dered me­dia strat­egy.

The meet­ing was at­tended by the cul­tural coun­cil Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Ali Al-Yoha, other coun­cil’s of­fi­cials, Deputy Gen­eral Di­rec­tor and Chief Ed­i­tor of Kuwait News Agency Saad Al-Ali and the As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs, Daoud Al-Asousi. Other of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion and State de­part­ments were also present in the meet­ing. —

KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah chairs (right) the meet­ing of the steer­ing com­mit­tee of Kuwait Cap­i­tal of Is­lamic Cul­ture 2016. — KUNA

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