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The Kuwaiti "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation" has signed an international agreement to globally promote the culture of peace.

April 28, 2017

         The Kuwaiti Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation has signed an agreement with the International Peace Institute (IPI) to foster a culture of peace and organize various joint activities, seminars, and lectures aimed at promoting peace in the world.

         Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, expressed his hope that this agreement would achieve its objectives in a world currently rife with conflicts and wars, emphasizing the need for peace to "save humanity." He mentioned that the Foundation is preparing to establish "Albabtain Chairs for Peace" in several countries worldwide.

         Albabtain mentioned that he optimistically looks at the strides the Foundation has taken since its inception in 1989 and its intellectual presence in the world. He emphasized that intellectuals and thinkers have believed in the Foundation's mission as a non-profit organization seeking to disseminate culture in all its forms, including the culture of peace.

         He also highlighted that the Foundation had recently released a significant book titled "The Arabs' Epic for Peace," which involved the collaboration of 113 poets from various Arab regions. The book consists of 4000 verses of poetry calling for peace, renouncing violence, and showcasing the true image of Islamic faith and authentic Arab values.

         Terry Larsson, the President of the International Peace Institute (IPI), regarded the collaboration with the Albabtain Cultural Foundation as fruitful, given the Foundation's longstanding commitment to promoting peace and the cultural momentum that has reached the world.

         Larsson, a former UN envoy, expressed his delight in signing the five-year agreement and expressed his hope that its provisions would be realized through joint intellectual activities in the coming period.

         The agreement with the institute, under the honorary leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, aims to collaborate in solidifying the language of dialogue between cultures worldwide and raising awareness among nations about the risks of wars and disasters they leave behind, in cooperation with the United Nations. The agreement also stipulates the organization of seminars attended by global decision-makers and influential figures in religion and thought, in line with the Foundation's objectives. The Foundation has established a specialized center for intercultural dialogue and has hosted numerous activities around the world.

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