Kuwaiti poet feted in global cer­e­mony

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AL AYOUN: Famed Kuwaiti poet Ab­du­laziz Al-Bab­tain, along with his com­pa­triot busi­ness­man Jawad Boukham­seen, were hon­ored yes­ter­day in a global po­etic cer­e­mony held in the Moroc­can city of Al Ayoun. The two Kuwaiti na­tion­als were feted for their con­tri­bu­tions to Arab culture and po­etry, head of the cer­e­mony Dr. Louiza Bal­bros said. More­over, she noted that the Ab­du­laziz Al-Bab­tain Cul­tural Foun­da­tion is home to many pro­lific po­ets, ad­ding that Al-Bab­tain was hon­ored for de­vot­ing his ca­reer to fur­ther Ara­bic lan­guage and po­etry. The cer­e­mony, which co­in­cided with Green March Day, a mem­ory deeply en­trenched in the minds of Moroc­cans, where a mass demon­stra­tion in Novem­ber 1975 forced Spain to hand over the dis­puted prov­ince of Span­ish Sa­hara to Morocco. The cer­e­mony, pa­tron­ized by Moroc­can King Mo­hammed VI, brought to­gether many stand­outs in the worlds of po­etry and lit­er­a­ture.

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