By Sana Ajmi | Mar 20 2012Abdul Aziz Al-Babtain , Al-Babtain Center for Inter-Civilization Dialogue , Arab-Islamic civilization , Emir of Kuwait , KFAED ,
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki met with Kuwaiti businessmanÂ and founder of theÂ Al-Babtain CenterÂ for Inter-Civilization Dialogue, Abdul AzizÂ Al-Babtain on Monday morning.Â The meeting, held at the Presidential Palace covered issues ranging from the economy to culture.
According to the office of the Presidency ofÂ the Republic, the Kuwaiti guest expressed his delight over the Tunisian President’s acceptance of his invitation to attend a seminarÂ on the dialogue of civilizations andÂ coexistenceÂ between religions that will be heldÂ in 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will be attended by world-renowned theologians, historians, and thinkers in other domains.
The conference will be organized by theÂ Al-Babtain Center, whose mission is to promote dialogue among civilizationsÂ and correct misconceptions ofÂ Arab-Islamic civilization in the Western world.
The Al-Babtain CenterÂ was established in 2005 in cooperation with several SpanishÂ universities and colleges. Al-Babtain himself was born in Kuwait in 1936.Â He is a prominent Kuwaiti poet and businessman, who is well known in his native country and beyond in the Arabian Gulf and Arab world.
Al-Babtain is not the only high-profile Kuwaiti, who has made an official visit to Tunisia.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed, Emir of Â Kuwait, recently held talks with the head of the National Constituent Assembly, Mustapha Ben Jaafer. He discussed strategies to ensure economic development in Tunisia andÂ strengthenÂ bilateral relations between the two countries.
During the meeting, Al-Ahmed announced that the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) is willing to study allÂ investment proposals and projects suggested by the Tunisians.