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Kuwaiti flag flutters aloft to kick off national celebrations

Amir hoists Kuwait Flag at Bayan Palace

The Kuwaiti flag flying aloft at the Bayan Palace after it was raised in a ceremony attended by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince and other sheikhs and dignitaries.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday attended and patronized the ceremony of hoisting the Kuwait Flag at Bayan Palace, where the national event capped with His Highness personally raising it.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Muabrak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and other senior state officials attended the event. His Highness the Amir, whose motorcade had arrived at the venue to a 21-gun salute, amid an impassioned welcome by police officers and National Guards, personally hoisted the State Flag. Then, a brass band played the National Anthem. Adding to the air of patriotic fervor prevailing at the venue, Major Fahad Humoud Al-Shemmari recited a patriotic poem, hailing His Highness the Amir’s traits, pledging long-life allegiance and vowing to give all possible sacrifices to safeguard the homeland.

The ceremony proceeded with the Armed Forces granting a memorial present to His Highness the Amir. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir hosted, at Bayan Palace, the Parliament Speaker and the visiting Chairman of the Jordanian House of Notables, who handed His Highness a written message from Jordanian King Abdullah II, dealing with the deep-rooted brotherly and historic relations between the two countries and brotherly peoples. The Jordanian Monarch, in the letter, expressed appreciation of His Highness the Amir brotherly and noble stances in support of the Kingdom, affirming desire to broaden mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Moreover, King Abdullah affirmed keenness to discuss with the Kuwaiti leadership all issues that could help in reactivating joint Arab cooperation to face various challenges, concluding his message with an invitation to His Highness to visit the Kingdom. Among Tuesday’s activities was His Highness the Amir hosting of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Earlier Tuesday, he received the visiting FIFA Chair Gianni Infanito and Chairman of the Kuwaiti Football Association Sheikh Ahmad Yousef Al- Saud Al-Sabah.

Among His Highness’ guests were Chairman of the Arab-International Relations Council Mohammad Al-Sagr and members of the council whose board of trustees had held their eighth session.

Six governors convey heartiest congratulations to leadership, people

A festive atmosphere pervaded Kuwait’s six governorates on Tuesday as a nationwide fl aghoisting ceremony was held to usher in national celebrations and mark the 13th anniversary of the ascendancy of His Highness the Amir.

Leading the festivities in their respective administrative divisions as Kuwait celebrates its 58th Independence Day and 28th Liberation Day, the country’s six governors conveyed their heartiest congratulations to the Kuwaiti leadership and people over the joyous occasion The occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Kuwaiti people, all of which epitomize the patriotic zeal they exude, said Hawally’s Governor Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah.

Kuwaitis are also rejoicing over the 13th anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s rise to power, making this year’s celebrations all the more special, Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Sabah pointed out.

Weighing in on the festivities, Capital Governor Lieutenant General Thabet Al-Muhanna said the celebrations are a chance to refl ect on the Gulf state’s illustrious past and look forward to a prosperous future.

Jahra Governor Lieutenant General Fahad Al-Amir said the celebrations are also a reminder of the need to preserve national unity, which is crucial to keep the country on a path towards prosperity.

Extending his congratulation to His Highness the Amir, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governor Lieutenant General Ahmad Al-Rujaib wished him good health, happiness and success as he continues to lead the nation to glory. Similarly, Ahmadi’s Governor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Hamad Al-Sabah wished the Kuwaiti leadership and people well, saying the entire nation is proud of the unprecedented levels of development the country has seen.

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