An exhibition of French books was opened in Kuwait on Wednesday by the Minister for Education, Jassem Klaled al-Marzouk.
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SV PAN INT Books on display (3 shots)
Kuwaiti Minister of Education cuts ribbon (on his right is French Min. of State for Foreign Affairs, Jan de Lipkowski)
SV & CU Ministers and guests look at books (5 shots)
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Background: An exhibition of French books was opened in Kuwait on Wednesday by the Minister for Education, Jassem Klaled al-Marzouk. Among distinguished guests at the ceremony was the French Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, M. Jan de Lipkowski. The exhibition coincided with the International French Book Week.
SYNOPSIS: In Kuwait, a taste of French literature. The occasion: the opening on Wednesday, 5 April, of an exhibition coinciding with the International French Book Week. The exhibits covered a wide range--classics of fiction and philosophy, technical books, encyclopedias and several volumes of French art.
The opening ceremony was performed by Kuwait's Minister of Education, Jassem Khaled al-Marzouk. Among the official guests was the French Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, M. Jan de Lipkowski.
Kuwait's vast oil reserves have given it the second highest per capita income in the world. Education is free, from kindergarten to university. The government is currently devoting 14 per cent of its annual budget to education.