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KUWAIT EXTOLS AWI ROLE IN DISSEMINATING ARAB CULTURE, ARABIC LANGUAGE

PARIS, Nov 4 (NNN-KUNA) — Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Al-Issa lauded Paris-based Arab World Institute’s (AWI) role in disseminating Arab culture and Arabic language, and promoting communication between France and Arab nation.

During a visit to the institute, Al-Issa told KUNA that “AWI’s president Jack Lang briefed us on distinguished programs on studying Arabic and disseminating Arab culture,” noting that the institute receives 2,000 students to study Arabic.

The minister said that his ministry is interested in teaching the French language at schools as it is listed in the country’s curricula as an optional language, noting that Kuwait seeks to promote cooperation with France in the future.

Al-Issa is accompanied by Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Dr. Meshal Hayat and other officials visited the institute’s departments.

On his part, Lang, in a similar statement to KUNA, said that France highly appreciates and respects Kuwait, and eyes a fruitful cooperation in several fields.

Kuwaitis are exerting big efforts to study French, and France is fully ready to develop the language in that Arab country.

There is a desire to organize an exhibition titled “the Arabs and the sea,” especially Kuwait is a coastal state, he concluded.

–NNN-KUNA