18/02 11:54

Minister of Culture of Kyrgyzstan opens Islamic art gallery in Kuwait

 Minister of Culture of Kyrgyzstan opens Islamic art gallery in Kuwait

Bishkek, February 18 / Kabar/. Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan Altynbek Maksutov opens Islamic art gallery in Kuwait.

Maksutov said meanwhile that he is here to take part in the Kuwait-Kyrgyzstan cultural week which showcases a range of Kyrgyz artistic activities including folklore music and costumes. He noted that his visit to the gallery provided him with a chance to have an insight into the history of Kuwait and the contributions of Kuwaiti scholars, who authored invaluable books, to the Islamic cultures.

The gallery, being organized by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) as part of Kuwait national celebrations and the celebrations marking the selection of Kuwait City as capital of Islamic Culture for 2016, displays several Islamic relics and manuscripts dating from various eras. Sheikh Salman voiced joy for the attendance at the opening of the gallery by Kyrgyz Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Altynbek Maksutov. “The Islamic culture which spread to all parts of the world linked the two friendly countries and made them share a lot of common values,” Sheikh Salman pointed out.

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, president of NCCALSheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Sabah made the comments on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Islamic Art Gallery of Wadhah Khaled Saud Al-Zaid. “The Islamic culture played a key role in promoting moderation and coexistence among all humanity,” he said.

He spoke highly of the role NCCAL and Wadhah Al-Zaid’s efforts in conserving the Islamic antiquities and holding this gallery which coincides with the celebration marking Kuwait selection as Capital of Islamic Culture this year.

Meanwhile, Wadhah Al-Zaid said the exhibits at the gallery include a number of relics he and his father kept, as well as a range of rare manuscripts dating from the 17th century. He expressed gratitude to Sheikh Salman and the Kyrgyz minister for their attendance at the gallery and spoke highly of the NCCAL efforts in conserving the Islamic heritage. Kuwait News Agency reports. 



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