KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3, (KUNA): The National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Wednesday that keeping faith in the importance and effectiveness of the GCC system was one of the most significant lessons learnt during the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1990.
The Kuwaitis became more conscious and aware of the GCC system’s solidarity during the country’s 1990 ordeal, and it is been manifested by Kuwait’s current stand under the leadership and wisdom of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah towards the ongoing Gulf rift, Al-Ghanim added.
The Parliament Speaker made his remarks in a press statement on marking the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
His Highness the Amir’s honest and unbiased mediation efforts to resolve the issue between the disputed Gulf sides, express the Kuwaiti people’s well stemmed from their experience in preserving national unity during hard times, he said.
The Iraqi invasion of the country has actually boosted the spirit of loyalty among fellow Kuwaitis, he noted, adding that reviving such an occasion is a chance to remember and learn from the bravery, heroism, and gallantry of those Kuwaitis of various ethnic and religious backgrounds who sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of protecting their country.
Cooperation and unity among Kuwaitis will always remain a solid shield against aggressors and enemies, Al-Ghanim affirmed, urging the Kuwaiti people to preserve their national unity and stand behind their leadership under the guidance and wisdom of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Meanwhile, 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.