Kuwait, China eyeing cooperation on Al-Harir City, islands’ projects: Envoy

Embassies continue to celebrate Kuwait’s national days

BEIJING: A group photo taken during a reception hosted by the Kuwaiti embassy in China to celebrate the 57th National Day and the 27th Liberation Anniversary of Kuwait. —KUNA

BEIJING: The State of Kuwait and the People’s Republic of China are both eager to collaborate on Al-Harir City and the five Kuwaiti Islands’ development projects, said Kuwait’s Ambassador to China Sameeh Johar Hayat late Wednesday. Hayat’s statement came on the sideline of the Kuwaiti embassy’s celebration of the 57th National Day, the 27th Liberation Anniversary, and the 12th occasion of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s ascension of office. The festivities were held in the capital Beijing.

After meeting with the Assistant Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong on the sideline of the celebrations, Hayat said that both countries were eager to develop relations on various platforms especially within the energy sector, infrastructural development, and mass communication. Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Ambassador delivered a speech during the celebration, welcoming all those who took part in the festivities.

Kuwait, which established diplomatic ties with China in 1971, is amongst the first Arab countries to sign the Chinese ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative aimed at the economic prosperity of Eurasia countries, said the Ambassador who affirmed that this step was reflective of his country’s keenness on developing ties with China. Hayat took the chance to thank the Chinese government and people on their stance during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 and the subsequent liberation of Kuwait in 1991.

Kuwait and China are eager to pursue more cooperation in the near future in order to achieve the aspiration of both the Kuwaiti and Chinese people, he affirmed. The Kuwaiti Ambassador took the chance to congratulate His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and the Kuwaiti people on the advent of the national celebrations, wishing his country further progress and development. A score of Arab and foreign dignitaries attended the celebrations at the Kuwaiti embassy.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti embassies in Bhutan and Mexico celebrated the 57th National Day and the 27th Liberation Day, and the 12th anniversary of His Highness the Amir’s ascension of office. The embassies in both countries organized events displaying Kuwait’s history and culture. A large crowded of Arab and foreign dignitaries attended the celebrations held by both embassies on the advent of Kuwait’s national days. – KUNA

This article was published on 01/03/2018