By Mustafa Al-Marini
RABAT, June 26 (KUNA) -- The Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) Dr. Mohammad Ould Amar said on Sunday that Kuwait has a distinguished position and an effective role in the development of joint Arab action in education, culture and science through its achievements.
In an interview with KUNA on the sidelines of his participation in the Seventh International Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was held recently in Marrakesh, Morocco, he recalled the movement of authorship, publishing and scientific research carried out by Kuwait then sharing it with Arab countries.
He mentioned major Kuwaiti pioneering institutions in the fields of science, culture, media and the press, which contributed to building a common collective Arab awareness.
He thanked and showed gratitude to Kuwait, the leadership, government and people for their continuous support to ALECSO, noting the good cooperation from the Kuwaiti National Committee for Education, Culture and Science in implementing all the activities by ALECSO.
He recalled the role that Kuwait played during the time of the former Director General of ALECSO Dr. Abdullah Muhareb who completed the organization's building, while Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, former director general of ALECSO, was able to get it out of the tough circumstances.
Kuwait continues to participate in ALECSO's vital activities such as contributing to the regional forum on "Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Arab countries in Times of Crisis," which was held in Beirut last June three to four, in collaboration with the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas, he underlined.
Kuwait is hosting the meetings of the Arab Expert Committee on Cultural and Natural Heritage he said, pointing out that one of the hopeful projects is the initiative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to organize an international donors conference on education in Somalia.
ALECSO is one of the most prominent and oldest joint Arab action organizations, working since its inception in the 70s to carry out its knowledge and mission defined in enabling intellectual unity between the parts of the Arab world through education, culture and science. (end) mry.lr