MADRID: Officials in Spain’s southern Marbella municipality said yesterday they are proud to host the ‘Kuwaiti-Spanish Festival,’ which kicks off Friday, describing it as an endeavor set to showcase the tightly-knit bond between both nations. These remarks were made in a joint press conference to promote the event, co-organized by Kuwait’s embassy in Madrid and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL).
Deputy Head of Marbella’s municipality Javier Porcuna said that the city is elated to host the three-day festival, a place long a hotspot for Kuwaiti tourists, adding that it would help enhance ties between both nations.
Moreover, Director General of Kuwait’s Future Communications Company Global (FCCG), the sponsor of the event, Abrar Al-Masoud described the festival as “Kuwait’s gift to Spain,” saying it is an opportunity “to familiarize Spaniards with Kuwaiti culture.”
Further, she noted that the festival would feature a slew of exhibitions and activities that will go on well into midnight, particularly, one where visitors would get to relish on Kuwaiti and Spanish delicacies. She also revealed that an even bigger Gulf gala is in the works for next year.
Meanwhile, Marbella’s tourism official Miguel Luna called on residents of the city to come out for the festival, saying it is a chance for them to get acquainted with Kuwaiti culture and civilization. The first of its kind festival, set to take place in Antonio Banderas Plaza in Puerto Banus, Marbella, will open its doors at 7 pm local time, with festivities scheduled until midnight. – KUNA