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Kuwait celebrates Nat''l days

(With photos) CAPITALS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's diplomatic missions around the globe held numerous gala activities Friday to celebrate the country's 50th Independence Day, 20th Liberation Day and the fifth anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's inauguration.
Kuwait Embassy in Moscow hosted a grand reception to mark the occasion with senior Russian statesmen and public figures as well as Arab and foreign diplomats, leading businesspeople and representatives of press agencies based in Russian attending.
Ambassador to the Russian Federation Nasser Al-Mezayyen and members of the diplomatic mission warmly received Russian deputy foreign minister and special envoy for the Middle East Alexander Sultanov and head of Russian Foreign Ministry's Middle East and North Africa Department Sergei Vershinin and other guests.
Vershinin congratulated, in a statement to KUNA, the Kuwaiti leaders and people on the joyful occasion.
The senior diplomat appreciated the policy of moderation, adopted by Kuwait, and the close ties between Kuwait and Russia, noting that there are prospects for cementing the bilateral ties in all fields.
On his part, Al-Mezayyen congratulated HH the Amir, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as well as all the Kuwaiti people on this occasion.
In Warsaw Kuwait Ambassador to Poland Adel Mohammad Hayyat hosted a reception at the embassy with large number of politicians and public figures attending.
On top of those present were Speaker in the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz and Minister of Finance Jan Vincent "Jacek" Rostowski.
Ambassador Hayyat briefed the audience on the great achievements made by Kuwait over the last half a century particularly in the last five years under the wise leadership of HH the Amir.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, Nasser Al-Mutairi hosted a reception at the Sheraton hotel with Pakistani Minister of Commerce and Industry Abbdul-Rauf Siddiqui and senior officials attending.
In Budapest, Kuwait Ambassador Abdulhamid Al-Failakawi hosted a reception at the embassy in the presence of senior Hungarian officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister Janos Hovari, and foreign diplomats based in Hungary.
Al-Failakawi and the guests expressed greetings for HH the Amir and congratulated him and the Kuwaiti people and government on this occasion. (pickup previous) kt.gb KUNA 260040 Feb 11NNNN