Through Faten Omar
KUWAIT: In an interview with Kuwait Occasions, Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait Hashemi Ajili, who has been in Kuwait since 2020, speaks in regards to the dating between his nation and Kuwait, and his perspectives on Kuwaiti tradition and Ramadan custom in each international locations. Some excerpts:
Kuwait Occasions: Diplomats love to discuss with diwaniyas in Kuwait for cultural and social exchanges. Describe your enjoy.
Ambassador Ajili: Diwaniyas are the thrashing middle of the Kuwaiti society. I had the respect of visiting a lot of them and getting the danger to satisfy distinguished Kuwaiti figures. The diwaniya is a central a part of Kuwaiti tradition to advertise open discussion on problems associated with cultural and social affairs in Arab international locations. I used to be inspired via the spontaneity of exchanging perspectives, information and a lot of subjects within the social, cultural and artwork fields.
KT: Is there any similarity in traditions between Kuwait and Tunisia?
Ambassador Ajili: Kuwaiti and Tunisian societies are very an identical. Kuwaiti tradition is in line with Arab tradition and traditions. In addition to being connected to its roots, it’s open to different cultures and civilizations. That is what each international locations proportion, the place additionally language and spiritual concepts fit.
KT: What are the most well liked Tunisian dishes right through Ramadan?
Ambassador Ajili: Tunisian delicacies is without doubt one of the richest on the earth, the place it’s recognized for its richness within the distinctive mixture of dishes and an exquisite mixture of native herbal elements like wheat, barley, meat, fish, olive oil, spices and harissa. Couscous is probably the most well-known nationwide dish of Tunisia. It’s ready and cooked another way from one town to any other and relying at the instance, if it is for Ramadan, vacations, weddings or events. We even have many different scrumptious and nutritious dishes corresponding to tajines, gravies, soups, pasta, salads, and cakes, that are savored via locals and vacationers. On Ramadan iftar tables, you are going to be introduced Tunisian brik and salad, along side the principle dish, candies and dates.
KT: How do you spot the tendencies in Kuwaiti-Tunisian family members?
Ambassador Ajili: Tunisia and Kuwait have deep-rooted and outstanding ancient family members. It’s value bringing up that the Tunisian flesh presser Abdelaziz Al-Thaalbi visited Kuwait in 1924 and 1928 to connect to Kuwait at the political and cultural ranges and speak about regional affairs. Tunisia was once one of the vital first international locations to acknowledge the independence of Kuwait on June 19, 1961. After 4 years of Kuwait’s independence, chief Habib Bourguiba went on a ancient presidential discuss with in March 1965.
Kuwait has performed a number one position in Tunisia’s construction for the reason that sixties via a number of grants and loans, in addition to investments. Tunisian President Kais Saied confirmed nice sorrow at the demise of the overdue Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who visited Tunisia for the ultimate time in March 2019.
President Saied is having a look ahead to visiting Kuwait at the invitation of HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The leaderships of the 2 international locations are willing to toughen cooperation within the political, cultural and financial fields and are desperate to enlarge their business and financial exchanges and joint funding tasks to upward push to the aspirations of the 2 brotherly peoples towards setting up an efficient and cast partnership.
KT: After two years in Kuwait, how do you spot the bilateral agreements and memoranda of working out between the 2 international locations?
Ambassador Ajili: Kuwait has signed a number of bilateral agreements for joint cooperation in political, financial, cultural and academic fields. These days, a number of understandings are underway to be signed quickly, along with comparing and updating another paperwork in keeping with present adjustments.
KT: What are the traits of Tunisian international relations?
Ambassador Ajili: In its overseas coverage, Tunisia is raring to be a peace-loving nation connected to global legitimacy, and works to reinforce the reasons of tolerance and team spirit between international locations and peoples and to advertise justice and democracy in global family members. Those ideas can also be summed up in toughen of the Palestinian purpose, adherence to global legitimacy and giving precedence to negotiation and non violent manner with the intention to get to the bottom of variations and toughen human rights.
Tunisia is getting ready for 2022 to host two necessary world occasions – the eighth Tokyo Global Convention on African Construction (TICAD8), which Tunisia will host on August 27-28, 2022, whilst Tunisia’s southern island of Djerba will host the 18th Francophonie Summit on November 19-20, 2022.
KT: Tunisia is a singular touristic nation. Why must Kuwaitis discuss with Tunisia?
Ambassador Ajili: Tunisia is a vacationer vacation spot par excellence. It’s recognized for its heat local weather, festive surroundings, distinctive mix of geography and historical past, and pleasant electorate, which pulls about 10 million vacationers once a year. Tunisia witnessed right through the more than a few ancient eras that it handed via greater than 8,000 years in the past a number of civilizations corresponding to Capsian, Amazigh, Carthaginian, in addition to Romanian, Vandal, Islamic and others.
On a geographical space estimated at 164,000 km2, Tunisia contains more than a few vacationer scenes, starting with its picturesque nature, which mixes the wilderness and oases within the south and coasts and beach alongside 1,300 km, in addition to a sequence of mountains, forests, nature reserves and 60 islands, along with archaeological websites, museums and mosques. On this context, we confirm the embassy’s keenness to paintings to inspire Kuwaiti brothers and citizens to discuss with Tunisia.