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Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation participates in the Arab Cultural Ministers Conference

Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation participated in the twentieth session of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Arab World, held by the Arab Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ALECSO) in Tunisia.

The session was chaired by Tunisian Minister of Culture and was attended by Arab culture ministers or representatives and prominent cultural figures in the Arab world as well as Arab and international organizations including the Arab League, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the International Peace Institute.

Dr Touhami Abdouli represented the Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation at the conference, on behalf of its chairman, poet Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain. Dr Abdouli participated in the workshop entitled “Cultural Media role on social development” where he emphasized how important cultural media to enlighten minds and establish an intellectual approach to individuals and institutions. He noted that governments should support cultural media and give a sovereign role in the development process. Dr Abdouli said also that the Arab interest given to culture is not enough especially in the digital era where people are open to the world’s different cultures through modern means of communication.

“The goal of Arab intellectuals today is to find their culture and cultural output in a good position in the midst of this momentum of cultures flowing via the Internet and other means of communication,” Dr Abdouli said. He gave an example of the cultural media through Al-Babtain cultural channel founded by poet Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain. “This non-profit cultural channel plays an enlighting role in the community with its different shows and programs about the Arabic language and the intercultural dialogue;it also givesan opportunity to different talents and creativity in order to reach a wider segment of people,” he explained.


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