KUWAIT, Dec 26 (KUNA) -- In 2022, Kuwait witnessed several major developments and events related to Kuwait's foreign policy, primarily a meeting between Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah and EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Brussels, along with the Fifth Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue.
The following is a list of major events and activities connected with Kuwait's foreign policy: Jan 10: Kuwait and Cyprus signed two MoUs regarding the prevention of theft, secret excavation, illegal import and transfer of ownership of cultural property and the promotion of its settlement.
Jan 22: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah was received by, and held talks with, Lebanese Premier Najib Mikati during an official visit to Lebanon.
Jan 24: Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah met with EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell during a business dinner in the Belgian capital, Brussels.
Jan 26: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the Fifth Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue co-chaired by both men.
Jan 30: Kuwait hosted the 156th Arab ministerial meeting, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.
Feb 16: National Assembly Speaker Al-Ghanim participated in coordination meeting of Arab top lawmakers on the eve of the 32nd conference of Arab Inter-Parliamentary (AIPU) in Cairo. Feb 21: Kuwait Foreign Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Defense Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah participated in the 26th EU-GCC council ministerial meeting, in Brussels.
Feb 25: Kuwait and Germany on Monday signed an MoU to set an official and legitimate framework of charitable and donation acts in Germany, and to boost bilateral cooperation in this regard. March 25: Representative of His Highness the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah participated in the Doha Forum 2022 under the theme of "Transforming for a New Era." March 29: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah visited Expo 2020 Dubai.
April 7: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Abdulal Al-Qenani would be the Ambassador of Kuwait in Lebanon.
April 8: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad headed Kuwait's delegation to the 151st of GCC Foreign ministers meeting held in Riyadh.
April 9: Kuwaiti Ambassador to Belgium, head of the Kuwaiti mission to the EU and NATO Jassem Al-Budaiwi announced a donation worth USD two million to Ukraine during a donors' conference in Poland.
May 8: Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan and non-resident Ambassador to Palestine Aziz Al-Daihani handed Kuwait's annual donation worth USD two million to UNRWA.
May 11: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad headed Kuwaiti delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS/Daesh) held in Marrakech, Morocco.
May 23: Representative of His Highness the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad partook in a special session chaired by the Amir of Qatar Tamim Al-Thani held within the agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
June 1: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad headed Kuwait's delegation to the 152nd of GCC Foreign ministers meeting held in Riyadh.
June 13: Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro arrived in Kuwait on an official visit.
June 14: The candidate of the State of Kuwait, Rehab Bouresli, won the membership of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations, where she was elected as a member of this international committee for the period from 2023 to 2026, thus becoming the first Kuwaiti woman to occupy this position.
July 1: Kuwaiti Ambassador Waleed Al-Kanderi won the Cyprus diplomat personality for 2022.
July 1: Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad took part in the Arab Foreign Minister Consultative meeting in Beirut.
July 20: Queen Elizabeth II honored Kuwait's Ambassador to the UK Khaled Al-Duwaisan with the Order of St. Michael and St George, established by King George IV in 1818.
July 21: General Consul of Kuwait in Shanghai Mishal Al-Shimali inaugurated the Kuwaiti consulate in the Chinese city.
Aug 3: Kuwait Permanent Representative at the United Nations in New York Ambassador Tareq Al-Bannai submitted his credential to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Aug 4: Kuwaiti Ambassador to Russia Mansour Al-Otaibi handed his credentials at the Russian foreign ministry.
Sept 6: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad headed Kuwait's delegation to the Arab League's 158 Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo.
Sept 7: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad headed Kuwait's delegation to GCC's 158 Foreign Ministers meeting in Riyadh.
Sept 14: Representative of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the accompanying delegation arrived in New York to partake in the 77th UN General Assembly.
Sept 23: Representative of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Prime Minister delivered a speech at the 77th UN General Assembly.
Oct 27: Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah headed to Algeria to partake in the Arab Foreign Ministers meeting held prior to the 31st Arab Summit on November 1, 2022.
Dec 1: Kuwait handed the Iraqi Foreign Ministry protest memo in regards to a violation of Iraqi vessels and structures of Kuwaiti territorial waters.
Dec 1: The EU's committee for civil liberties, Justice, and internal affairs approved a Schengen visa waiver to Kuwaiti citizens upon meeting certain conditions.
Dec 6: Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah headed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to partake in preparatory meetings ahead of the 43rd GCC Summit and the GCC-China as well as Arab-China Summit on December 7-9. (end) kt