Kamel Abdul Jalil, Secretary General, National Council of Cultural, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), and Indian Ambassador H.E. Sibi George addressed a joint press-conference today (13 October 2021) on the launch of an year-long joint celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the State of Kuwait.

NCCAL and Embassy of India will jointly organize a series of events covering the entire spectrum of culture, art and letters. It includes music activity days, cultural weeks covering Indian movies, culture performances, seminar on historic relations between two countries, seminar on wellness tourism opportunities, joint musical evenings, joint activities on antiquities and maritime trade routes, textile exhibition, pottery exhibition, symposium on the connect between Indian and Kuwaiti cuisines, currency and jewelry

In his address, Kamel Abdul Jalil, Secretary General, NCCAL highlighted the excellent bilateral relations between India and Kuwait, especially the age-old people to people connect, civilizational affinities, mutual desire and keen interest to further strengthen this already close relationship in the cultural He expressed keen desire in increasing cultural exchanges between the two countries. Commenting specifically on the occasion, he said that the launch of this year long celebrations are to mark an important milestone in the shared history of the bilateral relations of our two countries.

Ambassador in his remarks said that this anniversary year is an important milestone in the history of the vibrant and most dynamic partnership between our two friendly countries. “Our ties are time tested, they have been built over strong foundations by our peoples over centuries based on mutual trust and respect. Over time, nurtured by vibrant people to people connect and civilizational affinities, the partnership has blossomed into a forward looking dynamic He emphasized that this relationship will continue to prosper and evolve into a new age, New India-New Kuwait partnership connecting the visions of the leadership of our two friendly countries for mutual development and progress of the peoples of our two countries. Our leadership has given a roadmap for us to rekindle our relationship and take it to a new level of dynamic partnership. Every step that we undertake including this joint collaborative yearlong celebrations by NCCAL and Embassy is part of this road map”.

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