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GENEVA, Nov 29, (KUNA): Switzerland honored His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah of Kuwait for his efforts to further relations between both nations. He was awarded in a ceremony held to mark 50 years since the inception of bilateral ties between Switzerland and the State of Kuwait. President of Geneva University Professor Yves Flueckiger handed His Highness Sheikh Nasser a commemorative medal christened, “Schola Genevensis”, in a ceremony held last Friday, with Swiss Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Eves Rossier in attendance.
An alumnus of Geneva University, His Highness Sheikh Nasser thanked all those that “have shared their wisdom” with him. Moreover, reminiscing on Kuwaiti- Swiss ties, he noted that he was the very first Kuwaiti diplomat to serve the European Federal Republic, as he was appointed Kuwait’s Consul General in Switzerland in 1966.
Meanwhile, in a speech of his own, the Swiss Foreign Minister lauded ties with Kuwait during the course of the last 50 years. Speaking on pupils of Geneva University, Flueckiger said that the school “is proud of its students, most notably, His Highness Sheikh Nasser,” praising him for his successful stint as Kuwait’s Ambassador to Switzerland. After the ceremony, a banquet in honor of His Highness Sheikh Nasser was held, where senior Swiss officials were in attendance.