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LONDON, April 15: The British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst honored on Friday, in the presence of King Charles III of the United Kingdom, two students of the Kuwaiti army, who received the International Sword Shield and College Commander’s Medal. King Charles handed over the shield registered in the name of the State of Kuwait to the student Jaber Saad Al-Athbi Al-Sabah, while the medal was awarded to the student Abdullah Khaled Al-Sabah, at the graduation ceremony that coincided with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the prestigious academy.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense Sheikh Abdullah Meshaal Al-Sabah said in a statement to Kuwait TV and Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that today’s celebration is of a special nature, as it coincides with the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the academy and the first attendance of King Charles III at a graduation ceremony for students. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sabah expressed his pride on this occasion, as the student Abdullah Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah is the first Kuwaiti to receive the College Commander’s Medal as the best student in terms of performance. For his part, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the United Kingdom, Bader Al-Awadi, expressed in a similar statement his happiness at attending the graduation ceremony and the students receiving the shield and medal.
For his part, the student Abdullah Al-Sabah presented the honor he received to the political and military leaderships in the country, expressing his appreciation to all the employees of the Kuwaiti Military Attaché in the capital, London, for their advice and constant communication with the military students, stressing his keenness to raise the name of the State of Kuwait in international forums. Student Jaber Saad Al-Athbi Al-Sabah expressed, in a similar statement, his great happiness at receiving the International Sword Shield, dedicating the honor to the political and military leaderships in the country. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense grants the International Sword Shield to the best military student in the field of military studies from the graduates of each batch of international students, in memory of the late Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem, the former Kuwaiti Minister of Interior. (KUNA)