Kuwait Cultural Office signs deal with Al-Babtain Library
Embassy in Cairo hosts ceremony
CAIRO, April 16, (Agencies): 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, Al-Ateiqi said during the singing 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.
Al-Ateiqi added that Sunday’s 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 Al-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.
Al-Mutairi and Al-Ateiqi opened a section for Al-Babtain Library at the Cultural Office.
Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi says the committee formed to investigate the suspected researchers in Kuwait University has affirmed to not use suspicious researches for promotions, appointments or contract renewals in the educational sector, reports Al-Qabas daily.
He revealed that the university’s president formed the committee on Dec 25, 2017 to investigate a news report titled “Suspicious Indian magazine approves 84 researches from Kuwait” published in Al-Qabas daily on Dec 17 in light of the international academic standards and scientific journals accredited worldwide and based on the standards followed by the university.
Dr Al-Azmi stressed the importance of transparency to ensure relevant rules and basic academic principles are followed.
He said the report of the committee was submitted to the Supreme Council of the university in the last meeting and the report indicated that no suspected researches were used for promoting or appointing any teaching staff members.
The 9th Kuwait International Award for Quran Memorization continues with its activities under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Delegations are visiting the exhibition, which has 28 pavilions for local and foreign organizations.
The participants praised the way the exhibition is being organized, the variety and the modernity of the experience represented in the exhibition. They affirmed that the overall organization of this year’s edition is a quantum leap in the international contest that serves the book of Almighty Allah.
There are 139 contestants from 79 countries who have been divided into four categories — memorization of entire Quran with Tajweed (science of recitation), memorization of Quran based on ten types of recitation, basic recitation, and the best project that serves Quran.
The total value of the prizes to be won is KD 130,000.