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Amir thanks allies on anniversary of Iraqi invasion

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Wednesday to leaders of Gulf nations, saying he was grateful to them for standing by Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of the country 27 years ago.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, the Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Saeed and Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, along with leaders of nations which made up the Allied Coalition, were the recipients of His Highness the Amir’s cables.

In his cables, His Highness the Amir said that these nations’ contributions to the liberation of Kuwait from an atrocious invasion would forever be etched in the memories of Kuwaitis.

He also wished these countries, whom Kuwait enjoys great ties with, continued development and prosperity.

Cables of identical content were addressed by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The 27th anniversary of the Iraqi aggression brings with it significant lessons enlightening the Kuwaiti generations, says Sheikh Talal Al-Sabah, the Acting Undersecretary of the Oil Ministry.

Sheikh Talal, speaking to journalists following a seminar on the occasion, held on Wednesday, recalled efforts that had been exerted by devoted Kuwaitis to put out fires, ignited by the occupiers at the oil installations and fields. The last fire was extinguished in November 1991.

The forum was organized by the public relations and petroleum information department at the ministry marking the 27th anniversary — themed “narratives of the painful aggression.” He expressed deep gratitude to all those who had taken part in repelling the aggression; namely the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah.

Moreover, he lauded the Kuwaiti citizens who united in the face of the aggressors.

Meanwhile, Sheikha Tamador Al-Sabah, the acting public relations supervisor, echoed identical sentiments praising those who struggled for justice and Kuwait’s freedom.


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