Arab embassies in Canada celebrate “Arab Day”

WASHINGTON, March 31 (KUNA) — Arab States’ embassies in Canada took part in “the National Arab Day Celebration,” hosted by Carleton University, to enhance Arab cultural relations with the Canadian society.
The event is co-hosted by Global Affairs Canada to explore the rich heritage and culture of the Arab world through history, art, literature and food, a statement issued by the university said.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Canada Abdel Hamid Al-Failakawi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the embassy participated in the event with a pavilion that included publications about Kuwait’s cultural heritage and models of its culture.
He added “the event is an opportunity to promote various aspects of relations and exchange of cultures between the diplomatic missions as well as with the Canadian society.” The event was inaugurated, on Wednesday, by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Jassim Al Thani, with an official welcome from Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte and a dance presentation.
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