The British Ambassador to Kuwait Frank Baker inaugurated Thursday evening a special gallery for the stamps issued to celebrate the 1948 royal silver wedding of King George VI.
The opening ceremony was also attended by Assistant Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters for Cultural Affairs Bader Al-Duwaish and a number of Kuwaiti and British stamps collectors.
"The gallery is part of the activities of the 20th Qurain Cultural Festival, which was launched Tuesday, and is held in cooperation with the Kuwaiti society for stamp and currency collectors," Al-Duwaish told KUNA on the sidelines of the ceremony.
"The event also aims to boost cultural cooperation between the two friendly countries," he said.
Al-Duwaish pointed out that the displayed stamps, which include a collection used in Kuwait to celebrate the same occasion, show the special aspects of the royal marriage and the historic and special ties linking Kuwait and Britain.
The Qurain Cultural Festival in Kuwait is a leading arts festival. It is sponsored by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Kuwait and its self-proclaimed purpose is to enhance the artistic and cultural movement in Kuwait.
It includes theatre performances, literary events, the exhibitions of the visual arts and other cultural events. Every year the culture varies in events, the personalities it showcases