India and Kuwait poised to achieve new milestones in relations: Akbar

Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Fahad Al-Awadhi during the celebration of national days

NEW DELHI, Feb 21, (KUNA): Minister of State at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar announced that India and Kuwait’s relations are poised to achieve new milestones in the days to come. In a statement to KUNA on the sidelines of his participation in a function organized by Kuwait Embassy in New Delhi to celebrate national days, Akbar added that he is extremely happy to participate in the event marking the 56th Anniversary of the National Day and the 26th Anniversary of the Liberation Day of the friendly nation of Kuwait. Kuwait’s Ambassador Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadhi echoed the same view. He noted that the two countries would be setting up a joint committee to explore untapped potentials available and deepen and enhance bilateral ties in the economic, political, cultural and security fronts.

The ceremony saw participation of a large gathering consisting of government officials, parliamentarians, and an elite group of dignitaries working in cultural, academic, media and religious fields in addition to a number of ambassadors and members in the diplomatic corps.

Ambassador Al-Awadhi, his wife Tasneem Al-Abduljader and the diplomats in the embassy exchanged warm greetings with the participants. Al-Awadhi congratulated 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 and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as well as government and people of Kuwait on the national celebrations.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s embassies and diplomatic missions around the world held ceremonies to celebrate the 56th National Day and 26th Liberation Anniversary late Monday. In Bahrain, the ceremony was attended by Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim, Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, and senior officials. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister noted the strong historic ties between Kuwait and Bahrain. He congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people on the occasion. Prince Khalifa also spoke of the important role of His Highness the Amir in resolving issues facing the Gulf countries and the Arab world.

On his part, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Mubarak Al-Sabah said the wise leadership and humanitarian efforts of His Highness the Amir is well known around the world. Meanwhile, the ceremony at Kuwait Embassy in Morocco was attended by senior Moroccan officials including Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco Al-Habib Al-Maliki.

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