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Naming a Chair for Arabic Language in Honor of Albabtain.

January 11, 2017

         The Chairman of Albabtain Central Library for Arab Poetry, poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, presented the Republic of Sudan with seven thousand books on the occasion of choosing the Sudanese city of Sennar as the Capital of Islamic Culture for this year.

         The donation was received by the Sudanese Ambassador to Kuwait, Muhyiddin Salem, who visited the library accompanied by the embassy's counselor, Sadik Yousif, and several members of the diplomatic corps. They were welcomed by poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain and the General Director of the library, Suad Abdullah Al-Atiqi.

         On this occasion, Ambassador Muhyiddin Salem announced the naming of a Chair for the Arabic Language at Sennar University after poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain. He considered Albabtain to be a cultural figure who supports the Arabic language and thought, having received two distinguished medals from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, which were previously presented to him.

         Ambassador Salem emphasized that this generous book donation from Albabtain marks the first Arab initiative of its kind for Sennar city. It has been met with gratitude and appreciation from the Sudanese government and people.

         In response, poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain affirmed the commitment of the Albabtain Central Library for Arab Poetry to maintain intellectual and cultural engagement with the Republic of Sudan and its educated populace. He emphasized that the dissemination of culture through books is the most effective means of fostering unity among intellectuals. Albabtain expressed his appreciation for the honor he has received twice from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, underscoring that continuous communication with Sudan is essential to nurture the rich culture that this nation possesses.

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