Seminar on ‘Islamic Cultural Trails’ Held in Kabul
A scientific and research seminar of SAARC on ‘Islamic Cultural Trails’ was held yesterday by the ministry of information and culture in Kabul.
In the seminar attended by a number of high-ranking government officials, representatives of SAARC member countries, the country’s academic and cultural figures, foreign ambassadors and guests to Kabul, head of Bakhtar news agency Najibullah Shinwari read out message of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
In his message, President Ghani said that cultural heritages and works from past were key elements in studying the human history, so they need to be protected, adding that Afghanistan as treasure of the human cultural and Islamic heritages and crossroad of Islamic culture to central Asian countries and South Asia had key role in the past.
In the seminar, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi briefed related to role and historic position of Afghanistan from point of view of cultural heritages during the Islamic era, saying that role of Afghanistan as heart of Asia was outstanding in cultural development of Islamic period.
Acting minister of information and culture added that Afghanistan by having valuable geographic position as heart of Asia was the connecting point between countries in the region.
Safi further said that SAARC member countries had further common cultures which should be protected as they were considered as the strengthening point among SAARC member countries, stressing that SAARC member countries should make effort to protect common traditions of the past so that they would be a guide for next generations in the respective countries.