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1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS

1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS
1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS
1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS

KUWAIT IN PARIS
‘Kuwait in Paris’ is the emblem used by the Ministry of Information for the Kuwaiti Media Week held in the Arab World Institute on the occasion of the official visit paid by His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al—Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait in response to the official invitation of His Excellency President of the French Republic Francois Mitterrand.

Bilateral Relations:
This visit was concordant with the growing friendly relations between Kuwait and France since the latter restored its freedom and independence after World War II and the emergence of Kuwait on the political map as an independent and fully — sovereign State in the early sixties. The tangible development in the French-Arab relations started during the days of the French President Charles de Gaulle originator of the solid French-Arab relations.

The first meeting between the Amir of the State of Kuwait (when he was the Crown Prince) and President De Gaulle was in 1969.
In 1975, the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah travelled to France.
In March 1980, the French President Giscard d'Estaing met with His Highness the Amir in Kuwait.
In September 1986, the present President Francois Mitterrand visited Kuwait as a dear guest of His
Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad the Amir, and the people of Kuwait. Many visits were exchanged between ministers and French top officials both in Paris and Kuwait. These friendly visits aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two ‘countries and resulted in many cultural and commercial agreements on various levels.

Both the Amir of Kuwait and the French President Francois Mitterrand shared common viewpoints expressed in respect of the indebtedness problem of the poor countries. Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad called, from the podium of the United Nations at the forty-third session of the General Assembly, for alleviating the burden of debts of the developing countries by creditor countries. President Francois Mitterrand called upon the rich countries to put an end to this heavy burden which constitutes a major obstacle in the way of completing the development projects in the debtor countries.

1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS
1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS
1989年12月 ラジオ・クウェート 放送時間・周波数表 より KUWAIT IN PARIS

The Arab World Institute
In consolidation of the strong relations between the Arab countries and France over quarter of a century the French President Francois Mitterrand inaugurated "The Arab World Institute" on November 30th 1987. The Arab World Institute is considered a cultural bridge which links the Arab and French peoples. It offers the opportunity to quite a good number of the French and the Europeans to be acquainted with the Arab civilization as well as the contemporary history apart from the old Arab history of which we are proud. Moreover, new horizons of cultural co-operation and exchange between the Arabs and the French have started. Through the Arab World Institute, the French media was able to introduce and familiarize the European peoples with the Arab and Islamic culture. Hence, the Kuwaiti Media Week was held in the headquarters of the Arab World Institute as a continuation of the media activities launched by the Arab countries in France.

The Kuwaiti Media Week :
It included the following media activities :

1. Formative Arts Exhibition : Kuwaiti artists shared in this exhibition with twenty paintings and eight statues contributed by the artists of the "Free Atelier" and the "Kuwaiti Society of Formative Arts." A special catalogue of this exhibition was distributed to visitors.

2. Photography Exhibition: Pictures here recorded the development stages in Kuwait over some decades.
Kuwait has witnessed a remarkable change: from a lifestyle based on the sea and the traditional ways of the bedouin into a sophisticated modern state on its march towards a better future, as fully recognised by all. In addition, there were other photographs which depicted the development in the Kuwaiti-French relations over the years.

3. The Arab and Islamic Science Exhibition : This exhibition featured some of the scientific achievements made by the Arabs and Muslims through a collection of scientific devices contributed by Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah and which stunned the European world in medieval ages. Among the exhibits are astrolabes, quadrants, medical instruments in addition to geographical, mechanical and geometrical manuscripts. A special catalogue was distributed to visitors.

4. Exhibition of the First European Publications on Arab and Islamic Civilization : This exhibition housed some of Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah's acquisitions of the European publications which dealt with the attempts made to understand, and study the Islamic and Arab civilization and convey the same to the European world. These publications include books on the Arab and Islamic art, journeys, animal and plant life in the eastern countries in addition to literary books on heritage. A special catalogue of the exhibition was available for visitors.

5. Old Kuwait Antiquities : Some exhibits of the archaeological finds in the Kuwaiti lands especially on the island of Failaka were shown. Such finds date back to various historical eras and provide a solid evidence of the early civilizations which existed there in the year 6000 BC. Traces of the Bronze Age as well as the Greek remains were also found.

6. Kuwait Heritage Exhibition: In olden days, Kuwaitis lived under certain natural and ecological conditions which imposed on them a lifestyle based on the sea, the bedouin traditions and the city. The traditional ways of bedouin life are still preserved in the Kuwaiti Community. Kuwaiti environmental crafts are historically and culturally associated with the lifestyle of the sea and the desert in this Arab country. The Kuwait National Museum showed some exhibits of the Kuwaiti heritage in a special wing for "Al-Sadu" the most prominent bedouin art in which the Kuwaiti bedouin women excelled. Another wing was designated for exhibiting the features of sea life, tools and the craft of shipbuilding. A third wing featured the city heritage of every day tools, musical instruments and cosmetics etc.
There was also a model of the popular cafe, the meeting place for Kuwaiti men in former times. They used to sit and chat while a man served them with Arabic coffee, dates and sweets.

7. Art Shows : Kuwait believes that the progress of a country is measured by its cultural and artistic heritage, A nation without heritage is a nation with no history or existence. The Kuwaiti artistic performances represented how the Kuwaitis are still maitaining this link with the sea and bedouin life arts and heritage. These performances were presented by the KTV Folklore Troupe, the Institute of Musical Studies, the Higher Institute for Musical Arts, the Radio Orchestra, and Al-Amairi Troupe for Maritime Arts.

8. Publications and Bulletins Wing: Here visitors were introduced to the prosperous printing and publishing movement in Kuwait due to the spread of education and the remarkably big number of newspapers and magazines. This wing housed a collection of publications. bulletins and pictures which reflect the most important aspects of life and progress in Kuwait. Another collection of books is also available at the Institute’s library at nominal prices.
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