News report by Mohammad Abdulaziz
KHARTOUM, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- A number of Sudanese cultural officials commended on Thursday the contributions of Kuwait National Council for Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL), saying that the council had been providing essential assistance and contributions to the Sudanese intellectual scene.
Speaking to KUNA, Hatem Elias -- former director of the Khartoum international book fair -- affirmed that the NCCAL was a bridge introducing the Sudanese audience to Kuwaiti cultural wealth and products.
He reiterated Sudan's keenness on Kuwait publishing companies' participation in its cultural functions and events.
Elias commended Kuwait's investment in the field of culture, intellect and illumination, saying that the volume of cultural achievements done by Kuwait, especially last half century, was tremendous.
On his part, Tayeb Ahmad Al-Tayeb -- a passionate reader -- lauded the publications by the NCCAL, saying that they were essential for the Arab book libraries.
Meanwhile, writer and academic Ahmad Al-Sadeq noted that the excellent quality and valuable books and products put out by the NCCAL.
Al-Sadeq affirmed that the NCCAL products were very popular in Sudan, stressed that he was keen on owning various books produced by the council.
He commended Kuwait's efforts to spreading knowledge and literature in his country, affirming that many intellects in Sudan had benefited from Kuwait's cultural wealth and began their own journey thanks to the Gulf country's efforts. (end) mam.gta