The first Arab photography exhibition has been launched, on the occasion of celebrating the Arab League 70th anniversary.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition, held at Mexico City's famous Chapultepec Park, was attended by the local mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera, officials and the Dean of the Arab and Islamic Diplomatic Corps and the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mexico, Samih Johar Hayat, in addition to Arab diplomats.
Mr. Eduardo Vazquez, the minister of culture in Mexico City, said in a statement during the ceremony that the Arab heritage and culture have affected the Mexican culture. "This great heritage which we have embraced from the Arab world is manifested in our daily life, in many words of Arab origin." Mexico has received since 100 years ago waves of Arab immigrants "who have deeply affected our cultural life," minister Vasquez said, expressing gratitude to the Arab diplomats who helped in organizing the month-long exhibition, "which will undoubtedly make us closer to the Arab world." Moreover, the event is an opportunity to cement ties and cooperation in various spheres with the Arabs, he added.
The event features photos depicting cultural heritage and accomplishments in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, the UAE, Qatar and Jordan.
On Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade opened the Arab Cultural Week in Mexico. The inaugural ceremony, attended by the Kuwaiti ambassador, also coincided with the Arab League anniversary.