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Arab nations should preserve historical, cultural ties: says official
August 14, 2015, 2:38 pm

Arab nations should write up a strategy to preserve historical and cultural sites, a cultural official stressed on Wednesday. Assistant Secretary General for Antiquities and Museums Affairs at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) made this remark at a lecture that was held at the “Constantine —Capital of Arab Culture 2015”.

He added that preserving historical and cultural sites is the responsibility of everyone in the Arab world. He pointed out that Kuwait has made endeavors to safeguard its historical sites in many locations, adding that the Gulf country is aiming at building a cultural compound that consists of four museums, including a marine one. At the same lecture, Kuwaiti author Jamilah Said Ali called for encouraging literary writing especially that of novel writing. She added that many Kuwaiti authors have excelled in this field, citing Saud Alsanousi’s ‘The Bamboo Stalk’ that won the Arab Booker Award in 2013.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti craftsmen held an exhibition in the venerable Algerian city of Constantine, as part of an effort to showcase Kuwaiti creativity in the realm of arts. Kuwait cultural week is taking place here as part of “Constantine — the Capital of Arab Culture 2015” exhibition, with a plethora of craftsmen participating in an exhibition aimed at giving the people of Algeria a glimpse of Kuwaiti culture. Artist Abdullah Al-Zaid, in a statement to KUNA, said that he had various portraits depicting imaginary figures. “The portraits display human facial features when in a state of agitation,” he noted.

Source: Arab Times

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