Kuwait will host the 20th meeting of the GCC ministers of culture on October 16 to discuss joint projects in the field namely the GCC cultural strategy, the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters said on Sunday.
The meeting, to be sponsored by Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and the council chairman, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, would address common projects and issues, outlined in the common strategy, approved during the 29th summit, hosted by Oman in 2008.
The ministers will discuss means of implementing programs within this strategy and pursuing inter-GCC cooperation for bolstering the distinctive Gulf identity, preserving the Arabic language and the Islamic cultural heritage.
GCC cultural undersecretaries would hold a preparatory meeting on eve of the ministerial gathering to discuss the agenda.
On sidelines of the conference, the National Library of Kuwait will hold a seminar, to be patronized by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Attendees would watch a documentary about the library and a ceremony, honoring citizens who have granted their books to the library. The GCC officials will also examine pavilions showing unique books, calligraphy pieces, maps stamps and formative art works.
A special pavilion will be erected to celebrate the UN acclamation of His Highness the Amir as "humanitarian leader" and Kuwait as "humanitarian center." Moreover, GCC citizens with a record of creative cultural works and achievements will be honored on the event margins.