Cul­tural Of­fice signs deal with Bab­tain Li­brary

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CAIRO: Pres­i­dent of Kuwait Cul­tural Of­fice in Cairo Dr Ah­mad Al-Mu­tairi and Di­rec­tor of Al-Bab­tain Cen­tral Li­brary for Ara­bic Po­etry Soad Al-Ateiqi signed a pro­to­col of co­op­er­a­tion on Sun­day evening. The pro­to­col will give mo­men­tum for the ef­forts aim­ing to re­vive the cul­tural move­ment across the Arab re­gion, Ateiqi said dur­ing the sign­ing cer­e­mony. She noted that Al-Bab­tain Li­brary plays a ma­jor role in meet­ing the as­pi­ra­tions of the Arab in­tel­li­gentsia for the ad­vance­ment of the study of hu­man­i­ties, through or­ga­niz­ing var­i­ous cul­tural events. “Al-Bab­tain Li­brary is keen on con­tacts with pres­ti­gious li­braries in­side and out­side the Arab re­gion,” she said, not­ing that the li­brary ded­i­cated more than 150,000 books to friendly li­braries.

Ateiqi added that the agree­ment falls in the frame­work of the Li­brary’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the cul­tural and diplo­matic roles of Kuwait Em­bassy in Cairo, not­ing that the em­bassy hosted a cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the achieve­ments of Ab­du­laziz Saud Al-Bab­tain, a cel­e­brated Kuwaiti poet.

On a sim­i­lar note, Dr Mu­tairi said the Cul­tural Of­fice acts as a Kuwaiti cul­tural bea­con in Egypt and seeks to ad­vance the lit­er­ary and artis­tic cre­ativ­ity. “The Of­fice plays an ac­tive role in the pub­li­ca­tion of books and mag­a­zines such as Al-Arabi and ‘Aalam Al-Maarefa’ (the world of knowl­edge)” he said. “Under the pro­to­col of co­op­er­a­tion, Al-Bab­tain Li­brary will pro­vide the Li­brary of the Cul­tural Of­fice with copies of its lit­er­ary pub­li­ca­tions in re­turn for copies of the lit­er­ary master and doc­tor­ate the­ses,” he added, not­ing that li­brary of the of­fice houses more than 11,000 books and 1,600 the­ses in var­i­ous sub­jects of knowl­edge. Mu­tairi and Ateiqi opened a sec­tion for Al-Bab­tain Li­brary at the Cul­tural Of­fice. —KUNA


CAIRO: Of­fi­cials pose for a group photo dur­ing a cer­e­mony held to in­au­gu­rate Al-Bab­tain Cen­tral Li­brary for Ara­bic Po­etry’s cor­ner in Kuwait Cul­tural Of­fice in Cairo, Egypt.

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