KHARTOUM, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassies in Khartoum and Amman on Monday marked Kuwait's 57 National Day, 27th Liberation Day and the 12th anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's ascension to power.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sudan Bassam Al-Qabandi held a reception, which was attended by ministers, diplomats, businesspersons and officials of civil society organizations.
In a speech, the ambassador extended congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people.
Al-Qabandi prayed to Allah to maintain security, progress and prosperity of Kuwait, greeting martyrs who offered their souls for the liberation of Kuwait.
He noted that Kuwait has represented a platform for development across the world through carrying out many projects, which are highly appreciated by the international community.
Such projects prompted the United Nations to honor His Highness the Amir as a "Humanitarian Leader", he stated.
The Kuwaiti envoy pointed out that the Arab region is facing many challenges that necessitate cooperation, affirming Kuwait's supportive role aiming to counter threats surrounding the region and work to settle disputes peacefully as well as discard violence and terrorism.
He touched upon the bilateral relations between Sudan and Kuwait, referring that they have witnessed continued development, thanks to the support and attention by His Highness the Amir and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
For his part, Sudanese Finance Minister Mohammad Al-Rekabi congratulated His Highness the Amir, the State of Kuwait, the Kuwaiti government and all Kuwaitis on this great occasion, praying to Allah to maintain stability and prosperity of Kuwait.
He hoped for further development in the bilateral ties, voicing his appreciation of Kuwait's continued support to Sudan to set up several strategic projects and successful investments in the fields of communication, oil and real estate.
On the sidelines of the festival, the embassy held an exhibition on humanitarian activities of charities in Sudan.
In Amman, Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Du'aij hosted a function to celebrate Kuwait's national days in the presence of a large number of Jordanian officials, Jordan-based diplomats from the GCC states and other friendly countries, and representatives of the civil society institutions.
Ambassador Al-Du'aij congratulated His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the national days.
This occasion materializes the achievements made by the Kuwaiti people under the wise leadership of the country, he said in statements to KUNA.
He lauded the exemplary relations between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Jordan on all levels.
On his part, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Jamal Al-Sarayra congratulated the Kuwaiti leaders and people on the national occasion.
He said that both countries enjoy deep-rooted historical relations that kept growing in the course of time. (pickup previous)