Pro­tect­ing Arab her­itage vi­tal for the fu­ture: Sheikh Sal­man

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

—KUNA

KUWAIT: In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah speaks dur­ing the con­fer­ence.

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