KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Greece Saud Faisal Al-Dowaish hosted a reception on Thursday to celebrate his country's 58th National Day, 28th Liberation Day, and the 13th anniversary of His Highness the Amir's assumption of power.
The celebration gathered senior Greek officials foremost among who were Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos and Minister of Defense Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, as well as representative of the parliament speaker, head of the parliament's international relations committee, secretary general of the Foreign Ministry, undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, deputy chief of staff of the Armed Forces and commander of the Naval Force.
The dignitaries in attendance also included dozens of MPs, representatives of the political parties, religious leaders, business leaders, media celebrities, and heads of the foreign diplomatic missions based in Greece.
On behalf of the Embassy staff, Ambassador Al-Dowaish congratulated 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 His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people on his occasion.
Speaking at the function, he recalled Kuwait's valiant struggle to gain independence and liberation, and paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the dignity and prosperity of "our dear homeland."
Ambassador Al-Dowaish prayed to God that Kuwait will continue to enjoy security and peace under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir - the humanitarian leader, and His Highness the Crown Prince.
"The Kuwaiti people are proud of the great achievements made in strengthening the role of the constitutional institutions and deepening the democratic principles, which thanks to the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir, turned Kuwait into a haven of stability and security amid the turbulent conditions in the neighborhood," he stressed.
Ambassador Al-Dowaish renewed gratitude to the people and government of friendly Greece for their honorable stance in support of Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 and contributing to the international coalition to liberate Kuwait.
He expressed Kuwait's determination to augment the relations with Greece in all domains through the joint ministerial committee on economic and technical cooperation which is scheduled to meet on March 13-15.
Minister of Finance Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf will lead the Kuwaiti side in the meeting, which is expected to lead to several agreements and memoranda of understanding on cooperation, he added.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Consulate General in the Pakistani city of Karachi held Thursday a function to mark the 58th National Day and the 28th Liberation Day.
The ceremony was attended by Sindh Province Governor Imran Ismail, Chief Minister of the Sindh Government Murad Ali Shah, heads and staff members of Gulf and foreign consulates as well as a large number of political, economic, and media figures.
Kuwaiti Consul General in Karachi Mohammad Abdullah Al-Khaledi congratulated 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, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and Kuwaiti people on these dear occasions.
Al-Khaledi wished Kuwaiti people everlasting peace, security, stability and prosperity under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Furthermore, Kuwait's Embassy in Portugal held a reception to mark the country's 58th National Day and 28th Liberation Day.
Speaking to the attending crowd at the Epic Sana Lisbon Hotel, Ambassador Sheikh Fahad Salim Al-Sabah expressed joy over the occasion.
He congratulated 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 His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people.
The event was attended by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Palace Pereira Coutinho, Advisor for International Affairs to the President of the Portuguese Republic Portuguese Ambassador ANA Martinho, Chief of the Presidential and Foreign Ministry Protocol Clara Nunes dos Santos, External Policy Department Sub-Director Ana Paula Moreira and Director of the Maghreb and Middle East Affairs Department Pedro Carneiro.
Also attending were Portuguese politicians, Presidential Advisor for International Affairs Ana Martinho and lawmakers Duarte Pacheco, Lara Martinho and Manuel Caldeirinhas as well as several Arab and foreign diplomats. (end)