ABU DHABI, --- The CultureSummit 2017, a gathering of delegations representing almost every country in the world, is a significant event that convened at a crucial juncture in the history of this region which has been marred by a spread of violent and extremist ideology, according to Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood, Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Media.

Today, societies in the region are in dire need of recovering from shocks caused by extremist movements, he stressed while describing the summit, which opened yesterday, as an exceptional event.

The summit, which will run will run in Abu Dhabi until Thursday, 13th April, has brought together high-level participants in government, arts, philanthropy, heritage preservation, education, media, science and technology from every region of the world to discuss culture and common interests, create new collaborations, and address concrete ways in which they can address today's societal and political challenges.

The aim of the trans-cultural event is to figure out solutions to global issues, while enhancing the stature of the UAE and Abu Dhabi in particular as a melting pot for ideas that can make a better future for humanity, he noted.

Curated under the theme, "Culture as a Change Agent in the Digital Age," CultureSummit 2017 is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi,in conjunction with the FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, and TCP Ventures, a cultural advisory firm. WAM/MMYS WAM 2049 2017/04/10 END

Source: Emirates News Agency