His Highness expresses deep gratitude
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16, (KUNA): Tunes of Kuwait National Anthem were echoing across the alleys of Kuwait’s top traditional market, Al-Mubarakiya, where a huge portrait was erected to celebrate the comeback of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from the United States of America where he had undergone successful medical checkups and recuperation.
The market, located in the heart of the capital and renowned for its stores of traditional handicraft and aromatic products, was ornamented with a huge portrait of His Highness the Amir. The grand portrait, placed at Al- Gharbally market within the spacious bazaar, is captioned, “A message of faithfulness and love” from the people of Kuwait, namely the organizers from Kuwait Municipality. Moreover, the organizers were distributing photos of the Amir and unleashing a huge balloon decorated with his portrait, amid tunes of the National Anthem, echoing across the bazaar alleys. His Highness the Amir returned home earlier on Wednesday from the US where he underwent successful medical checkups.
The pleasant event triggered a torrent of expressions of joy and relief by leaders and ordinary citizens. During his trip, His Highness the Amir was accompanied by the Deputy President of the National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Mubarak Jaber Mubarak Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and President of protocols and honorary missions Sheikh Khaled Abdullah Al-Sabah. Upon arrival, His Highness the Amir was received by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim, President of the National Guard Sheikh Salem Al- Ali Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, President of the Court of Cassation and President of the Constitutional Court Consultant Yousif Al-Mutawa’ and other senior state officials.
His Highness the Amir expressed his deepest gratitude to the people of Kuwait and expatriates for their sincere feelings and the happiness they showed over his arrival in the country after successful medical checkups in the United States. He appreciated the people of Kuwait for their concern and follow-up of his medical condition throughout his trip, which in reality reflect Kuwait’s unity and distinguished moral status.
His Highness the Amir also thanked the leaders of Arab nations and other friendly countries for their constant follow-up of his health, their sentiments, and the genuine wishes they offered. He prayed to Allah to perpetuate blessings of security, safety and prosperity on the beloved State of Kuwait, and guide its people to serve the country at all times.
On Wednesday, His Highness the Amir received a congratulatory cable from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah regarding his safe return from the United States. In his cable, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf expressed pleasure, and thanked Allah for His Highness the Amir’s return to Kuwait after successful medical checkups. On behalf of the Kuwaiti citizens and residents, His Highness the Crown Prince expressed best wishes and congratulations to His Highness the Amir. In response, His Highness the Amir sent a thank-you letter to His Highness the Crown Prince for his kind words and sentiments.
His Highness the Amir also received a letter on Wednesday from the Chief of Kuwait’s National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, who welcomed him back home after the medical checkups in the United States. In his letter, His Highness Sheikh Salem wrote: “The National Guard is ecstatic over His Highness the Amir’s safe return to the country after his successful medical checkups allayed all our concerns over his wellbeing.” His Highness the Amir thanked the National Guard chief for his warm sentiments, wishing Kuwait continued prosperity and development.
Meanwhile, Al-Ghanim and members of the Parliament sent a letter of congratulations to His Highness the Amir on the occasion of his return to Kuwait. In the letter, Al-Ghanim, on behalf of himself and all MPs, expressed sincere sentiments and happiness over the return of His Highness the Amir to Kuwait following a successful “medical journey” to the United States. He asked Allah to grant His Highness the Amir with everlasting health so that he may continue with his wise leadership of Kuwait and its loyal people. His Highness Sheikh Sabah thanked the Parliament, the Speaker and members for the sincere emotions they expressed through the letter, hoping for more achievements and prosperity. He asked Almighty Allah to bless the people of Kuwait with health and happiness.
He also received a message from His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who wished him good health “so that he may carry on with his blessed march of serving our beloved country and pushing forward the process of development, progress and prosperity”. Sheikh Nasser said he is deeply proud of the noticeable development and progress in the country on various aspects “under your sagacious leadership”, renewing the allegiance and faithfulness to His Highness the Amir on his behalf and on behalf of the people of Kuwait.
His Highness the Amir sent a cable in response to His Highness Sheikh Nasser in gratitude for his sincere feelings. First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Wednesday congratulated His Highness the Amir, also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, on his safe return to the country.
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad expressed felicitations to His Highness on behalf of the ministry personnel on the occasion of his safe comeback after the medical checkups in the US crowned with success. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad prayed to His Almighty to bestow upon His Highness everlasting wellness.
Furthermore, Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh voiced his happiness and relief over the safe return of His Highness the Amir to Kuwait after the successful medical trip to the United States. In a statement, he congratulated His Highness the Amir on his safe return to continue his leadership of the nation, and prayed to Allah to bestow His Highness the Amir with good health. In this regard, Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr Mohammad Al-Afasi welcomed His Highness the Amir to Kuwait after the successful medical tests in the United States.
In a statement, he said, “The whole of Kuwait is extremely happy over the safe return of His Highness the Amir. This reflects the extent of love both citizens and expatriates have for him.” Dr Al-Afasi affirmed that His Highness the Amir’s generosity has reached people in need in many parts of the world, which led the United Nations to grant him the title of “Humanitarian Leader”.
Also, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan described the return of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Kuwait from the United States as “joyful”. In a statement, Al-Roudhan, who is also the State Minister for Services Affairs, said, “The joyful feelings that we see among Kuwaitis and expatriates reveal how much love they have for His Highness the Amir, the Humanitarian Leader.” He added that His Highness the Amir reasserted Kuwait’s philanthropic nature worldwide, and its major peace-making efforts. Furthermore, Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Housing Affairs Dr Jinan Ramadan said His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has made relentless contributions, and is like “a father for all”. In the press statement she issued following the return of His Highness the Amir to the country, the minister said the people of Kuwait were waiting for the return of their leader, adding that his vast political, diplomatic and economic experience and vision has transformed Kuwait, raising it to new levels.
State Minister for Municipal Affairs Fahad Al-Shualah congratulated His Highness the Amir on his safe return to Kuwait from the United States, affirming that Kuwaitis and expatriates showed much affection to His Highness the Amir upon his arrival. In a press statement, he stressed that His Highness the Amir’s return mirrors the solid relationship between the ruler and his people, praying to Allah to bestow his blessing upon His Highness the Amir. Meanwhile, Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah affirmed that the joy of the people of Kuwait over the return of His Highness the Amir from the United States represents their loyalty to their leader. In a press statement, he stressed that the Kuwaiti people deeply appreciate His Highness the Amir’s great achievements and wise leadership, adding that he also won over his people’s love by exerting great efforts to develop all sectors of Kuwait and build strong foreign relations as well as adopt neutral political stances in resolving various crises in the region and around the world. Sheikh Mubarak said His Highness the Amir is continuously providing humanitarian aid to those in need around the world, and his efforts were recognized by the United Nations which was why His Highness the Amir was presented with the title of “Humanitarian Leader”. In addition, several Kuwaiti newspapers gave prominence to the joyful return of His Highness the Amir to Kuwait in their Wednesday editions. “Zanat” was the word headlined by Al-Rai daily which means His Highness the Amir’s return beautified the homeland and brought joy to the citizens. Al- Seyassah daily also titled the front page with identical greetings for His Highness the Amir. Al-Qabas daily reflected sincere sentiments of pleasure and relief among the citizens towards His Highness the Amir “Leader of Humanitarian Action”, the architect of the country’s development, and the “captain of the ship” who has been leading the country amid grave event in the surrounding region. Annahar daily adorned its front page with “Kuwait is lit”, depicting the Kuwaiti people’s feelings towards His Highness the Amir who is renowned for his sagacious diplomacy in running the country “amid the darkest circumstances”. Al-Sabah daily expressed well-wishes to His Highness the Amir with the headline “Kuwait today is adorned with the arrival of the Amir” Al-Kuwaitiah daily also headlined its front page with “Kuwait and its people are today relieved by the return of Sabah – the leader of pride”.