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The opening of the " Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Chair for Poetry" and an invitation to attend the World Forum for Peace at the International Court of Justice.

June 23, 2018

         The poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain is scheduled to meet with His Excellency the Tunisian President, Mohamed Al-Baji Qaid Al-Sebsi, on the coming Friday (June 29, 2018) in Tunis. The meeting marks the establishment of the "Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Chair for Poetry" by the Albabtain Cultural Foundation in Tunisia. During the meeting, the Tunisian President will also receive an invitation to attend the First World Forum for the Culture of Peace, which is set to be organized by the Foundation at the premises of the International Court of Justice, the official judicial body of the United Nations, in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 13 of the following year.

         Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, expressed that President Mohamed Al-Baji Qaid Al-Sebsi has graciously accepted the invitation to participate in the Foundation's World Forum. The meeting will encompass discussions on various cultural issues, including the activities of the " Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Chair for Poetry," which will be directly supervised by the Tunisian Presidency and will be located at the newly established City of Culture in Tunis.

         An evening of poetry will be held on the day of the Chair's inauguration, with the participation of 14 poets from different Arab countries. The Chair's future activities will include various cultural events, such as poetry evenings, seminars, and courses in the Arabic language and prosody. Additionally, the Foundation will present literary books as gifts to the City of Culture in Tunis.

         Albabtain emphasized that the cultural relationship between the Foundation and Tunisia holds a deep-rooted significance. He pointed out that the Foundation follows the same path as the State of Kuwait in developing relations with Tunisia, which was recently marked by the establishment of the Kuwaiti-Tunisian Cooperation Council, whose members will attend the Chair's inauguration ceremony.

         He further stated that these cultural ties with Tunisia have notably strengthened in recent times, as both Kuwait and Tunisia demonstrate a keen cultural awareness and recognition of the importance of cultural work in advancing civilizational development.

         Furthermore, Albabtain continued: "The Foundation's interest in the poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi stems from the profound impact this poet left on the hearts of people. The Foundation previously organized a program in his name in October 1994."

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