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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: A Kuwaiti flag-hoisting ceremony took place at Bayan Palace on Wednesday under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in presence of his representative, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Saadoun, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah and senior state officials attended the event. The motorcade of His Highness the Amir’s Representative arrived at the venue, given a 21-gun salute and warm welcome by the personnel of the Army, Police and National Guard.
His Highness the Amir’s representative then hoisted the flag and the National Anthem was played. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir received a cable of congratulation from His Highness the Crown Prince on the flaghoisting ceremony. The ceremony, held at Bayan Palace on Wednesday under the motto of “dignity and pride,” commenced the celebrations marking the 62nd National Day and the 32nd Liberation Day. In his cable, His Highness the Crown Prince said, “Your Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, “I’ve had the honor to attend the flaghoisting ceremony at Bayan Palace under your patronage to kick off the celebrations of the 62nd National Day and the 32nd Liberation Day.
“It’s my pleasure to express sincere congratulations to Your Highness and express the best wishes for the sons of our dear homeland and the residents living on its land. “We recall, in dignity and pride, the selfless sacrifices offered by our dauntless martyrs for the sake of the dear homeland. We pray for Almighty Allah to bestow His mercy upon their souls and lodge them in Paradise.”
His Highness the Crown Prince wished His Highness the Amir everlasting wellbeing, and the homeland more prosperity and progress under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir. On his part, His Highness the Amir sent a reply cable to His Highness the Crown Prince to thank him for his sincere sentiments on his national occasion. Recalling the sacrifices of martyrs, he said they will remain in the memory of the homeland and prayed for Almighty Allah to have mercy on their souls. His Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes for the homeland. (KUNA)