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H.H. Sheikh Sabah inaugurates Sabah Al-Ahmad coastguard base
By Najim Abdullah
KUWAIT, Feb 18 (KUNA) - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah
Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated Wednesday morning the Sabah Al-Ahmad
Coastguard Base and the lifeboat, Sabahi.
The opening comes timed with the 50-year anniversary of the establishment
of the coastguard force in 1954 with the aim of preventing illegal entry
through water. The force later developed into a public coastguard authority.
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Nawaf
Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said, "Today we celebrate two occasions dear to our hearts;
the passing of 50 years since the establishment of the coastguard, as well as
the inauguration of the Sabah Al-Ahmad coastguard base and the new lifeboat."
Sheikh Nawaf added in his welcoming speech to His Highness Sheikh Sabah,
"There is no doubt that this enormous base, with all of the equipment and
advanced weaponry, is regarded as the commencement of a comprehensive
organization which Your Highness placed the corner stone of with the aim of
advancing the coastguard coat. The Ministry of Interior will work, God
willing, on completing this organization through naval centers along our
regional waters." (more)
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