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H.H. Sheikh Sabah inaugurates Sabah Al-Ahmad coastguard base

KUN0065 4 GEN 0219 KUWAIT /KUNA-AKG7 SEC-KUWAIT-INAUGURATION-NAVY 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) nas.ema KUNA 181523 Feb 04NNNN