Former Nobel Peace Prize laureates visit Bahrain National Museum

Manama, As part of their current visit to Bahrain, a delegation of former Presidents and Heads of organisations who won the Nobel Peace Prize paid a visit today to Bahrain National Museum. They were accompanied by Shaikh Hussam bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The delegation comprised former President of South Africa Frederick William de Klerk, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta and Under-Secretary-General and former Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Anna Tibajuka. They were received by President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.

The delegation toured the museum and listened to a briefing by Shaikha Mai on its sections which contain a collection of artefacts and artistic models depicting the civilisations known by Bahrain throughout its history. They praised the outstanding level of the museum and its content which embody the civilisational depth of Bahrain and its people, lauding the museum's architectural design reflecting the Bahraini identity. They stressed the kingdom's rich civilisational heritage, praising Bahrain's tremendous contribution to promoting peace and co-existence worldwide.

Source: Bahrain News Agency