Arab poets warmly welcomed the launch of the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Academy for Arabic Poetry."
January 30, 2017
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported that Arab poets have warmly welcomed the launch of the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Academy for Arabic Poetry" by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation in Kuwait. In statements to Al-Rai, the poets expressed their appreciation for this initiative, stating that it is not surprising, as the Albabtain Foundation has always been at the forefront of cultural endeavors.
The Egyptian poet Samir Farraag added that the new Academy for Arabic Poetry bearing the name of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain represents an important step for aspiring poets who need guidance to overcome various obstacles and excel in this challenging art form. He emphasized that the academy would play a significant role in nurturing and supporting emerging poets in mastering the craft of poetry.
The Yemeni poet Ahmed Al-Juhaimi said: "For many years, the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Foundation has been carrying the torch of Arab culture to illuminate the path for Arabs. Numerous pioneering projects have been undertaken by this giant Foundation, and among those distinguished projects is the 'Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Academy for Arabic Poetry'."
Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, in response, stated, "This Academy is an endeavor by the Foundation to enhance the status of Arabic poetry in the hearts of the new generations, as it is an essential source of the Arabic language. The Foundation has long been dedicated to preserving and promoting it, both within the Arab world and beyond, through various courses and university chairs established for this purpose."
In a statement issued by the Foundation, he encouraged the new generations to take advantage of this Academy as it contains valuable lessons that benefit students in their studies and their daily lives.