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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Sept 20 (KUNA) --

1962 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree to establish Kuwait Transport Company with a capital of one million Kuwaiti Dinars (KD).
1991 -- Kuwait and the US signed a 10-year defense agreement, stipulating defending Kuwait's sovereignty and independence from any foreign aggression, as well as boosting peace and stability in the Gulf countries.
1994 -- Kuwait signed the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear safety agreement, aimed at improving safety of nuclear stations.
2000 -- A surgery carried out for the first time in the Middle East where surgeons used Stethoscope to remove a tumor in the intestine.
2000 -- Fuhaid Al-Daihaln of Kuwait won a silver medal in the double-trap competition of the Olympic Games in Australia.
2001 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) elected Kuwait as member in the Board of Governors, the agency's executive authority.
2002 -- Kuwait's Ministry of Communications reduced international calls rates with some countries by more than 70 percent, the lowest in the Arabian Gulf region.
2010 -- Kuwait and Russia signed a five-year cooperation agreement in peaceful use of nuclear energy.
2010 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a KD 5.9 million (USD 17.7 million) loan with Kenya to finance a project to improve transportation service.
2018 -- KFAED agreed to reschedule 17 loans worth USD 300.7 million with Jordan. (end) bs