Anne Koistinen, the European Union (EU) ambassador, along with ambassadors from EU member states, embarked on a visit to the Tariq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts in Jabriya.
During the visit, they were briefed by Dr Ziad Rajab on the museum’s rich history and its significant role in enhancing Kuwait’s cultural and Islamic heritage.
“The Tariq Rajab Museum is a remarkable landmark, introducing Kuwait to Arab-Islamic civilization,” remarked Koistinen during the visit. She expressed honor in exploring the exhibits alongside her European colleagues, noting the museum’s role in enhancing cultural ties between the EU and Kuwait, fostering communication between peoples.
She stressed the importance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening relations and building bridges between peoples, as our common history and heritage are a solid foundation for cooperation and understanding.
She highlighted that the Tareq Rajab Museum offered EU member state ambassadors a unique opportunity to delve into shared cultural elements that have influenced the histories of both the European Union and Kuwait.
This reflects the EU’s dedication to fostering cultural exchange and cooperation with Kuwait, while also preserving their mutual cultural heritage.
For his part, Dr Ziad Rajab said the abundant shared history between Kuwait and Europe, spanning style, design, and symbolism across various mediums such as ceramics, textiles, glass, metalwork, and jewelry. He expressed his family’s profound delight in welcoming the EU ambassadors to the museum.