KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accompanied by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah paid a visit on Tuesday to Souq Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait’s oldest traditional market.
During his tour to the market, His Highness the Amir was also accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah; Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah; and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Electricity and Water Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
Mountaineers raise flag
A Kuwaiti mountaineering team raised the national fl ag along with photos of the Kuwaiti leadership atop a Himalayan mountain summit Tuesday, to mark the country’s national day celebrations. In a statement to KUNA, team leader Mahmoud Qabazard described scaling the mountain, which towers at 6,654 meters, as a debilitating experience.
The endeavor, which lasted for two weeks was an attempt to give Kuwait the recognition it deserves, he noted. Moreover, Qabazard underscored the fact that such an effort requires concerted teamwork as the adventurous task was rife with challenges.
The frigid weather, with a temperature of 40 degrees below zero, made the challenge all the more difficult, Qabazard added. The Kuwaiti youth are capable of overcoming any challenges, no matter how insurmountable they may be, he said. (KUNA)