His Highness the Amir's patronage of the opening of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center is a testament to his unbridled support of national culture and arts, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Monday.
In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Salman, who is also President of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), said that the center is a milestone in the nation's history and is part of efforts to usher in Kuwait as the "Capital of Islamic Culture 2016."
Moreover, on the opening of the new cultural center, he said that it is a watershed moment that will induce a cultural boom, thanks to strenuous efforts by His Highness the Amir.
He also described the center as a catalyst that will help catapult Kuwait into cultural prominence.
The Minister of Information also noted that the center is a glaring landmark befitting lofty contributions made by the people of the nation, while it serves as further affirmation of the country's leadership's belief in culture as a pillar of society.
On the edifice itself, he said that it stretches on 214,000 square meters with three stages, in addition to musical and exhibition centers. Sheikh Salman thanked His Highness the Amir for inaugurating the center, which he described as a bastion of culture and arts that will go a long way to enhance Kuwait's cultural ties with other Gulf and Arab nations.