Astana hosts formal reception on the occasion of the 56 anniversary of national Day of Kuwait
23 February 2017 – official reception on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the National Day and the 26th Anniversary of Liberation of the State of Kuwait was held in Rixos President Astana Hotel. Many guests attended the celebration – representatives of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations, businessmen, politicians, representatives of higher educational institutions and Media.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait Mr. Tareq Abdullah Alfaraj and diplomats of the Embassy personally greeted the guests.
Addressing his welcome speech, Ambassador of Kuwait Mr. Tareq Abdullah Alfaraj extended congratulations to Kazakhstan on the 25th anniversary of Independence and election as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. He commended on the country’s achievements and noted that “All this was achieved due to wisdom of the political leadership of the country and hospitality of its people.” Mr. TareqAlfarajaslo told about the history of Kuwait and its economic development. He highlighted the leading role of the State of Kuwait and its Leader, the Amir of Kuwait in humanitarian assistance: “The United Nations chose our country as the International Humanitarian Center and recognized His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Humanitarian Leader.”
Speaking of relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State of Kuwait,Ambassador of Kuwait noted that relationships between the countries had been developing since the first years of Kazakhstan’s independence. One of the most important events in bilateral relations was the official visit of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Kuwait in 1997, as a result of which several agreements were signed. The most significant of them was creation of the Kazakhstan-Kuwait Intergovernmental Commission on trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
In conclusion, HisExcellencyMr. TareqAlfarajthankedKazakhstanfor contribution to promotion of global peace and security, and wished every success in organization of ASTANA EXPO 2017.
In his turn, the Guest of Honor His Excellency Mr. AkylbekKamaldinov, Deputy Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, congratulated the State of Kuwait on the occasion of the National Day and wished peace, prosperity and development for the people of Kuwait.Mr. Kamaldinov noted that the two countries are successfully developing high-level political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties. According to him, there is a great potential in establishing cooperation in the fields of agriculture, finance, military and education. The speaker pointed out cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State of Kuwait in the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and expressed confidence that Kuwait will contribute to achieving the common goalsof the Islamic Organization of Food Security.
The reception continued in a joyful atmosphere; the guests had a change to listen to national music of Kuwait performed by an orchestra and taste traditional food.