Int’l book fair promotes Arab cul­ture: Info Min­is­ter

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait’s 41st In­ter­na­tional Book Fair will be in­stru­men­tal in the devel­op­ment of cul­ture and ed­u­ca­tion in the Arab world, Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion and Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs Sheikh Sal­man Sabah Salem Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah said yes­ter­day.

Sheikh Sal­man made the re­mark in a speech he de­liv­ered to open Kuwait’s 41st In­ter­na­tional Book Fair, which goes on un­til Novem­ber 26th with par­tic­i­pa­tion of 565 pub­lish­ers rep­re­sent­ing 30 Arab and for­eign na­tions.

“Kuwait re­cently cel­e­brated the open­ing of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ah­mad Cul­tural Cen­ter, which is a cul­tural mon­u­ment that will link the coun­try with vast civ­i­liza­tions and cul­tures all across the globe,” the Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion noted. On the book fair, he said that it is a ‘cul­tural mile­stone’, since it fea­tures a slew of ac­tiv­i­ties and events that help pro­mote cul­tural knowl­edge and in­ter­ac­tion.

Mean­while, Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion Tarek Al-Merzem said that Kuwait is proud to hold this ex­hi­bi­tion, which in­cludes var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and lectures. He also noted that Kuwait has hosted this book fair for 41 con­sec­u­tive years, which un­der­scores its sup­port of lit­er­a­ture. Fur­ther­more, Merzem added that the turnout for the event has “ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions”, thank­ing the or­ga­niz­ers for their im­pec­ca­ble ef­forts to put to­gether this book fair. Sim­i­larly, Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral of the Na­tional Coun­cil of Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Yoha noted that the ad­di­tion of so­cial me­dia has re­sulted in in­creased ef­fi­ciency when it comes to ser­vices. He also high­lighted the pres­ence of ma­jor govern­ment bod­ies and in­sti­tu­tions, which has aug­mented the enor­mity of the event.

In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah in­ter­acts with chil­dren dur­ing the Kuwait’s 41st In­ter­na­tional Book Fair’s in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony.

KUWAIT: In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah and other of­fi­cials in­au­gu­rate Kuwait’s 41st In­ter­na­tional Book Fair.

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