Manama, Nov. 13 (BNA): As part of its ongoing efforts to preserve Bahrain's handicrafts for future generations, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), represented by the Handicrafts Directorate, distributed certificates to the participants of its mosaic workshop on Thursday 2nd November 2017.
During the ceremony, the Director of Handicrafts Directorate of the BTEA, Shaikha Wafa Saif Al Khalifa, distributed certificates to 17 trainees who participated in the workshop which took place at Al Jasrah Handicrafts Centre between the 15th of October and 2nd November. The workshop hosted by Tunisian trainer, Farooq Nasrawi, focused on the various techniques of the handicrafts field.
Further commenting on the ceremony, the Ambassador of Tunisia to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mohammed Ben Youssef, congratulated the first batch of participants and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
He also stated: "The distinctive Mosaic handicraft is recognized as an integral part of Tunisia’s heritage and culture. We look forward to strengthening joint cooperation in this sector. This initiative is a positive step in creating strong ties between both our countries and enhancing cooperation in the handicrafts field.”
During her speech, Shaikha Wafa Al Khalifa, explained that this workshop is the first cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Tunisia in the handicrafts area. She stated: "This workshop forms part of our efforts to develop the national workforce to produce high quality Bahraini handicraft products, and we aim to host more of these training sessions in the near future.”