Kuwait- Sheikh Salman holds important and fruitful talks in Russia
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) SAINT PETERSBURG Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Tuesday described his talks with Russian officials as "important and fruitful." Sheikh Salma who is also Chairman of the National Council for Culture Arts and Litters (NCCAL) told KUNA and Kuwait TV in an exclusive statement before his departure from Russia that his talks with the Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky focused on means of promoting bilateral cultural ties and exchange of expertise and experts' visits in addition to benefiting from the experience of the Russian cultural centers.He said that the Russian side highly appreciated Kuwait's role and the significant outcome of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's visit to Russia in September. A bilateral cultural agreement was signed then.Sheikh Salman said he had invited Medinsky to visit Kuwait for further discussions on means to boost bilateral cultural cooperation reiterating Russia's cultural status globally.As for the talks with Director of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky Sheikh Salman said they addressed means of enhancing cooperation for enhancing exchange of historical books developing museums caring for national heritage and heritage restoration training.Offering Kuwaiti youth the opportunity to benefit from the long expertise of the Hermitage Museum which was founded in 1764 featured high on the agenda of the talks he said.Touring the Hermitage Sheikh Salman expressed his deep admiration of the historical items on display.The minister thanked Kuwait's Ambassador to Russia Abdulaziz Al-Adwani for his efforts and appreciated KUNA and the Kuwait TV for coverage of the visit.He also voiced thanks to the Russian government for hospitality and warm welcome during the visit.The high-profile Kuwaiti delegation that participated in the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum led by Sheikh Salman included Ambassador Al-Adwani and NCCAL Assistant Secretary General for the Culture Sector Mohammed Al-Zoabi and officials from the Ministry of Information. (Pick up previous) as.msa
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