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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: Kuwaiti intellectual figures have expressed hope the new parliament will support the arts and culture community for boosting citizen’s positive interaction with public affairs. Author Dr. Khaled Ramadan stated to KUNA on Tuesday that he and his peers hope the culture-arts sector would receive the attention it deserves with the new political approach. He added that along with the priorities, such as housing, education and health, culture and arts should be considered a priority as they constitute “a soft force that contributes to the peace and stability of the society.”
Ramadan also said that despite its small geographical size and population, Kuwait is rich in fields of literature, arts and culture in general, noting that it is necessary for it to receive the attention it deserves to serve the interest of Kuwait and its people. In a statement to KUNA, author Amal Abdullah expressed her hope that the culture and art community in Kuwait would have the attention of the executive and legislative authorities in the upcoming sessions. She added that the hope to restore Kuwait’s legacy of nourishing the Arab world with its artistic and literary productions.
In a similar statement to KUNA, author Amer Al-Tamimi called for providing opportunities for intellectuals, writers and artists to promote the cultural movement because of its effective role in the advancement of the Kuwaiti society. (By Yousef Al-Tattan – KUNA)