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Saudi & Kuwaiti relations at peak of development: envoy Embassy marks Kuwait’s National Days

RIYADH, Feb 22, (KUNA): Bilateral relations bonding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the State of Kuwait are currently at the top, affirmed the Kuwaiti ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The Kuwaiti-Saudi ties “are at the peak of development,” said Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, in a statement to KUNA, on sidelines of a huge reception, organized by the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission in the Kingdom, marking Kuwait’s 53rd anniversary of the National Day and the Liberation Day 23rd Anniversary. Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al- Ahmad, who led the Kuwaiti mission during the major gathering that drew a large number of dignitaries, noted while addressing the distinctive relations between the two GCC member states, Riyadh’s brotherly and sincere stance on Kuwait’s side when it was targeted with the 1990 aggression by the former Iraqi regime.

The ambassador expressed congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people on the national occasions.

Kuwait, while it celebrates today, the national ceremonies, recalls a history of accomplishments and the people sacrifices for making a bright future, said Sheikh Thamer on the fringes of the gathering, attended by top figures, namely Riyadh Region Emir, Prince Khaled Bandar Bin Abdul- Aziz Al-Saud. Also attending was a large number of Arab, foreign diplomats, businessmen, media personnel and Kuwaiti citizens.

This large gathering signals the solid and family ties between the two countries “that live as one people on one land,” Ambassador Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad stated. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait have been bonded “with ties of blood and brotherhood. “Words fail to express the closeness of these relations, between the two leaderships, governments and peoples, and we beseech (HA) Allah to maintain these bonds and protect the leaders, my master the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait.” Dya Eddin, the dean of the diplomatic corps and the ambassador of Djibouti in Riyadh, praised the Kuwaiti leaders for maintaining balanced ties with states of the world over the years and hailed the Kuwaiti’s generous aid to nations in need for assistance. Oleg Ozerov, the Russian ambassador, lauded on the occasion the current level of ties between Kuwait and Moscow affirming “these relations have been rapidly improving.”

For his part, the Chinese ambassador expressed pleasure for sharing the Kuwaitis their joy on the national occasions and praised the Kuwaiti leaders for adopting moderate and sagacious stances for sake of global peace and stability. Such sentiments were also echoed by the British charge d’affaires and attending American diplomats.

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