Protecting Arab heritage vital for the future: Sheikh Salman
Protecting Arab heritage and culture is vital for the future of the region, Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said yesterday. Minister of State for Youth Affairs as well as Chairman of Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL), Sheikh Salman said in the opening of the 22nd of the conference on monuments and cultural heritage in the Arab world that the three-day event was another step in bolstering cultural cooperation among Arab countries.
This conference came days after His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s opening of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad cultural center which was a testament of Kuwait’s continuous efforts to develop its regional and international cultural output, said Sheikh Salman.
Through the center, Kuwait will continue to cooperate with the Arab world and international community within the cultural domain, said the minister, adding that various national decrees and international decisions were endorsed by Kuwait to help develop the cultural movement worldwide. The minister went on saying that preserving the past will teach future generations of the world how to continue on forward for the betterment of all humanity.
Meanwhile, ALESCO Director General Dr Abdullah Hamad said that the conference was held under crucial circumstances affecting the region, adding that attacks against cultural monuments and museums required a stern stance on part of the international community to prevent sabotage of cultural treasures. He called on countries in the region to set aside their differences and dedicate their energy in preserving cultural site for the sake of future generations.
KUWAIT: Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah speaks during the conference.