16/02/2010

The European enchantment for the Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait

The Embassy of Kuwait and the MEDEA Institute had the great pleasure to welcome Professor Ben J. Slot on Feb. 16, 2010 at the Cercle Gaulois. The professor presented his book « The Origins of Kuwait » and traced through ancient maps which turns out to be one of the first Arab countries to take a form of nation state.

In her welcoming speech, Her Excellency Ms. Nabeela al-Mulla, Kuwait’s Ambassador in Brussels, highlighted the attractions of Kuwait, while Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, Chairman of the MEDEA Institute, expressed the new focus of the MEDEA on the Arab Gulf. An interested and high-ranking public came in number to listen to Professor Ben J. Slot at the dinner in the beautiful setting of the Cercle Gaulois.

See notes.