CulturePolis and the specialized Center of Greek and Arabic Literature and Culture – K.EL.A.L.P., which operates under its auspices, are particularly pleased to announce that the Life Achievement Awardof the Sheikh Hamad Award (Qatar) for 2021 – one of the largest and most prestigious in the Arab world, has been awarded for the Greek language jointly to Mrs. Persa Koumoutsi, author and translator of Arabic literature and director of the K.EL.A.L.P. and to K.EL.A.L.P.’ s collaborator, author and translator of Greek literature into Arabic, Dr. Khaled Raouf, for all their work and their contribution to international understanding.

The management and staff of CulturePolis / K.EL.A.L.P. express their warmest congratulations to the two outstanding collaborators for this great distinction and will support any new effort to promote Greek and Arabic language and culture.

We also express our thanks to the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and especially to its President, Mr. Nikos Koukis, for his active support of these nominations.