CAIRO, May 13 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit said on Sunday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is a key stalwart of political and humanitarian action at both Arab and global levels.
His Highness the Amir is sparing no effort in helping many Arab, Islamic and friendly countries, and is renowned for shouldering great tasks, Abul-Gheit said in a speech delivered on his behalf by the league's culture department chief Mohammad Al-Hajri during a ceremony held to honor His Highness the Amir.
The event was held under the rubric: "Honoring of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah...Man of Peace...Humanitarian Leader", in the presence of Arab, Kuwaiti, regional and international figures.
He applauded His Highness the Amir's keenness on attending Arab and Gulf summits just out of interest in necessarily discussing different Arab issues with other leaders.
He also spoke highly of His Highness the Amir's large political experience in running political and humanitarian crises and problems.
Since it jointed the Arab League in 1961, the State of Kuwait has been playing a key role in buttressing and backing common Arab action during regional and international gatherings, he noted.
On her part, Chairperson of Kuwait Women's Institute for Development and Peace Kathwar Al-Jowaan said His Highness the Amir has established the pillars of a fresh philosophy in humanitarian activities, based on the spirit of responsibility, credibility and respect of human dignity and rights.
Speaking at the ceremony, she said the world honoring of His Highness the Amir is considered a Kuwaiti achievement at the international level, and historic recognition of the State of Kuwait and its leader and people.
The UN's honoring of His Highness the Amir was undoubtedly due to his great efforts in the humanitarian area, she pointed out.
Kuwait has extended help to world countries regardless of religion, color and race, Al-Joaan boasted.
The event featured a documentary and a seminar on the experience of Kuwait and His Highness the Amir in supporting world peace. (end)