Kuwaiti cultural week kicks off in Bishkek

MOSCOW, June 1 (KUNA) — The Kuwaiti cultural week kicked off in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Wednesday, with a number of senior officials from both nations attending.
Kyrgyz Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Altynbek Maksutov and Kuwait’s Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Yoha initiated the cultural week; a four-day gala that runs until June 5, said a statement by the Kuwaiti embassy in Bishkek, a copy of which was obtained by KUNA.
Moreover, in a speech, Maksutov underscored cordial ties with Kuwait, noting that such ties have progressed smoothly in recent years and both sides strive to further bolster them.
Meanwhile, festivities got underway with a brief film that chronicled Kuwaiti civilization, in addition to key activities Kuwaitis of yesteryear used to engage in. Maksutov also noted that a similar initiative, Kyrgyzstan cultural week, was recently held in Kuwait.
In a similar speech, Al-Yoha said that many initiatives have been undertaken with the aim of bringing both nations closer together, as he noted that culture is tantamount to a bridge that links nations.
Meanwhile, the NCCAL Secretary General said that ties between Kuwait and Kyrgyztan are on course for further progress. (end) as.nam