United Nations Secretary General holds a major celebration at the UN headquarters in New York later on Tuesday, honoring His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as 'Humanitarian Leader' and the State of Kuwait as 'Humanitarian Center'.
Local, Arab and foreign officials and dignitaries have applauded the UN initiative, affirming that the move underscores recognition of Sheikh Sabah's distinguished efforts at the level of international humanitarian activities, regardless of political or personal considerations.
His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah described the UN naming of His Highness the Amir Humanitarian Leader and designating Kuwait as a center for humanitarian action as another national celebration.
The UN Secretary General is to confer the title to His Highness the Amir at the UN headquarters in New York in an official ceremony later on Tuesday.
"This great international achievement is an honorable recognition and a historic testament for our beloved Kuwait and our wise leader, as well as the Kuwaiti people," His Highness the Crown Prince noted in a speech on eve of the occasion, adding that the honoring is also a source of pride for every Arab and Muslim.
"We are witnessing a historic event that the people of Kuwait are entitled to be proud of. When honoring a state and its leader come at the same time, this means that the virtues of giving and helping other human beings are deep-seated in the hearts of the Kuwaiti people throughout many generations.
"Everyone is aware of the generosity of Kuwait and its leader, which covered each and every corner of the world without a shred of political interest or condition attached... Generosity not governed by religious orientations, color, gender or geography.
"Such virtue arises from Islam's teachings, which call for and promote virtues of giving and practicing good deeds." His Highness the Deputy Amir carried on saying that honoring of His Highness the Amir is not driven only by his donations or financial contributions but rather by his relentless humanitarian efforts, initiatives and moves. "His Highness's relentless hard work, political initiatives and diplomatic efforts on all levels have majorly contributed to mending gaps and reaching conciliations," His Highness the Deputy Amir said.
"His Highness the Amir founded a new philosophy for diplomatic action, which is driven by responsibility, credibility and respect of human integrity and rights.
"His Highness lent many wonderful humanitarian merits to the diplomatic action through many initiatives, projects, funds and conferences, which reflects His Highness's human and courteous sense," concluded His Highness the Deputy Amir, wishing everlasting prosperity, advancement and safety for Kuwait, its leader and people.
For his part, National Assembly (Parliament) Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem, who arrived in New York, on Monday, to attend the celebration, affirmed that the UN's tangible overture is tantamount to international recognition of the Amir's role in tackling many "files concerning regional hot issues." "His Highness the Amir has since a long time ago has opted that Kuwait should play a humanitarian-relief role in troubled regions where ordinary people turn into scapegoats for political ploys," the Speaker said.
"At a time many powers adopt policies aimed at fomenting conflicts and jeopardizing peaceful efforts in many regions of the world, the State of Kuwait namely His Highness the Amir plays a different role; titled humanitarian intervention, abstention from polarization and dealing with strifes on grounds that people are innocent and pay the bills of armed conflict," he said. (end) nbs.rk