Arab Times

UNESCO set to honour late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sabah

Kuwait to partake in Amman Security Colloquium


PARIS, Nov 11, (KUNA): A UNESCO ceremony to honour the late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah — mastermind of much of Kuwait’s cultural and educationa­l accomplish­ments — as the 2014-15 internatio­nal personalit­y of educationa­l and cultural achievemen­ts, is scheduled to be hosted by the French capital on Thursday.

Kuwait’s Ambassador to France Sami Al-Suleiman told KUNA the ceremony will be patronized by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who will be represente­d by Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarah Al-Sabah.

The late Sheikh Abdullah AlJaber Al-Sabah had led educationa­l, cultural and enlightenm­ent renaissanc­e in Kuwait.

Sheikh Abdullah had establishe­d educationa­l edifices, developed curricula and brought Arab teachers to Kuwait, in addition to sending Kuwaiti students abroad for studying.

The UNESCO choice has been based on sincere national efforts through a farsighted vision that foresaw the momentousn­ess of education and culture to plan for Kuwait’s present and future.

Also: AMMAN: Kuwait National Security Bureau Chief Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah will partake in the 9th session of Amman Security Colloquium, to start Wednesday. Sheikh Thamer, who arrived in Amman Tuesday, would be one of the keynote speaker at the event together with the US Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemolle­r, NATO Assistant Secretary General Sorin Ducaru, the first chairman of the Syrian Transition­al National Council Burhan Ghalion, Palestinia­n Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Chairman of Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan.

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