(With a photo)
TEHRAN, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, along with a high-level delegation,
arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday to chair his country to the 16th
Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
In press statement, upon his arrival at Mehrabad International Airport in
Tehran, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled expressed his happiness for being in the
"friendly Islamic Republican of Iran to head Kuwait's delegation at the 16th
summit of NAM."
He stressed the importance of this summit and the notable changes,
developments, and transformations that took place within NAM and its member
states in the past five decades since its establishment, pointing out
necessity of strengthen relations and communication among NAM's members in
order to keep pace with those developments and changes.
Furthermore, he expressed hope that cooperation would be attained among
NAM's members during this summit by applying the movement's principles in
light of political, economic, and financial developments and changes, adding
that he also expresses hope in what it is to be attained during this summit
would meet aspirations and interests of people of member states.
Kuwait pays special attention to NAM since it includes 120 states from all
continents, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said, expressing hope in that this meeting
in Tehran would boost relations among member states and support movement since
it deals with political, economic, social, human rights, and people
aspirations during this very important phase in the world.
On participation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah in this summit, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said that HH pays
special attention to this summit and has commissioned him to head Kuwait's
delegation due to special circumstances.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled was received at Mehrabad airport by Iran's foreign
ministry director for the Gulf region, Ali Reza Enayati, Kuwaiti Ambassador to
Iran Majdi Al-Dhefiri, members of Kuwaiti embassy, Lieutenant Col. Hamad
Suleiman Al-Kanderi, director of military office at the embassy, Saad
Al-Hajri, third secretary, and Walid Al-Mutawaa, diplomatic attache.
The delegation consists of Director of the Arab world affairs at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Jamal Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Director of
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister's Office, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser
Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Director of International Organizations Department
Ambassador Jassim Mubarak Al Mubaraki and Kuwait's Arab League representative
Ambassador Jamal Mohammad Al-Ghunaim, as well as top officials in the foreign
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