KUWAIT: The ordeal of the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 offered several lessons that reflected the cohesion and unity of the Kuwaiti people, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al- Ghanem said yesterday. Historical events have proved that Kuwait is defiant to conspirators who lost their bets before the “cohesion of the national front and abiding by legitimacy,” Ghanem said in a press statement on the 25th anniversary of the Invasion. Kuwait, though a limited geographical area, enjoys an elevated status on the world map, thanks to Kuwaitis’ loyalty and wisdom of leaders, he added Kuwaitis’ patriotic and heroic actions and sacrifices for their homeland have been astonishing the world, prompting it to support the “Kuwaiti right,” Ghanem said in the statement that was carried by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). The speaker hailed the souls of martyrs who sacrificed their lives defending their country. Meanwhile, he noted that the Kuwaiti people will never forget stances of “friendly and sister countries” supporting Kuwait.
Meanwhile, MP Dr Mansour Al-Thufairi said that Kuwaitis reminisce the Invasion’s anniversary by remembering the sacrifices “made by Kuwait’s martyrs who sacrificed their souls so that their country continues to stand strong.” He further urged Kuwaitis to learn from the Invasion’s lessons and unite in order to face ‘tough challenges’ in the political and economic scenes. In the meantime, MP Hamdan Al-Azmi said that the unity and sacrifices that Kuwaitis displayed during the Invasion should serve as a motivation for Kuwaitis today to “honor laws, end our differences and work together for what best serves the national good.” MP Humoud Al-Hamdan said meanwhile that one of the most important lessons that can be learned from the Invasion is to “avoid taking the circumstances and problems happening around us lightly,” saying that Kuwait must have precautionary measures to prepare for the worst case scenarios.
By A Saleh and agencies