On the occasion of the ceremony marking the awarding of the Kuwait Medal Order of the First Degree by His Highness the Amir to His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on Wednesday, January 13th 2021, a celebration on this occasion hosted in the Great Hall of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ceremony was inaugurated by His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, in the presence of His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Kuwaiti diplomat Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, and the assistants of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and their deputies, with a speech in which His Excellency said the following: “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and blessings of God. I am pleased and honored to be among you today to celebrate my honor in receiving the Kuwait Order of the First Degree from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. This honor came as a culmination of the effort of His Highness’s instructions, may God protect him, to follow up all the things that were previously achieved during the period of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God have mercy on him, to heal the rift in the Gulf and restore the Gulf cohesion and start a new dawn, whether For the Council of Cooperation as well as for the course of joint Arab action. There were direct directives and continuous follow-up from His Highness the Amir in this regard. In all your names I extend this blessing to our father and the captain of our ship, His Highness the Amir, may God protect him, for this achievement. Also, I cannot forget the past three and a half years that have been full of bitterness and pain in our world and our Gulf society, and we have been recalling from the first day the directions of the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God rest his soul, and all the visits he made since the first day and in the blessed month of Ramadan, while he was touring between countries to heal the rift and reunite. I also recall the close follow-up of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, may God protect him, for all the details related to the success of the Al-Ula summit, and His Excellency added by saying that this appreciation and honor comes from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him. It is an appreciation and honor for all the ministers who have succeeded in this ministry 60 years ago, starting with the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, may God have mercy on him, the first Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as an appreciation for the sponsor of Kuwaiti foreign policy who built this forthcoming edifice, the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God have mercy on him. Complementing the efforts of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and the efforts of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, upon his assumption of the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, we also remember with appreciation the State Ministers who they succeeded in this position, Mr. Saud Al-Osaimi, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Mr. Suleiman Majed Al-Shaheen, and all the founding fathers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is a great appreciation for diplomatic work in Kuwait, appreciation of all of the foreign ministry diplomats who were martyred while performing their duty abroad, an appreciation of all those who spent their lives in exile abroad in the service of Kuwait and the interests of Kuwait and its people, an appreciation of all workers in the ministry, and an appreciation of the rising generation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who aspires to the comprehensive renaissance and baptism of this edifice and the beautiful dream of Kuwaiti diplomacy, as well as for all those outside this institution and looking to join this ride”. His Excellency concluded by thanking those responsible for this beautiful gesture, making the covenant with God, the governors of the matter and the people of Kuwait that this honor is nothing but a catalyst for more effort and giving in the service of Kuwait, its Emir and its people. His Excellency Ambassador Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered a speech on this occasion in which His Excellency said the following: “I am pleased, honored and rejoicing of the honor of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him, in awarding His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah with the Kuwait Medal Order of the First Degree, expressing on your Excellency’s behalf all the verses of my highest thanks and gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect them and protect them, for their continuous support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kuwaiti diplomacy, praising the civilized touch that this honor represents to His Excellency, which is characterized by loyalty to the citizens of Kuwait who made continuous efforts in light of the existence of serious challenges due to the rift in the Gulf community and the march of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and the great danger this posed to the future of the Council and its sons, continuous efforts have been made for it, including shuttle trips, in order to heal the rift that all the GCC states have suffered from. All wishes to congratulate His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, on this honor and on this medal. The congratulations are extended to all the employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a tribute to the performance of the employees and diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when the leadership perceives this role and the leadership interacts by honoring the one who leads this role and the leader of this institution, it represents the summit of civilization and the summit of loyalty. On this day, we all remember in this hall that the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated, may God rest his soul, where we adorned in his name, may God have mercy on him, his role and sincere efforts from the first hours, sensing the danger of this crack in the Gulf position, and he refused to move on and continued with constant care and diligence, and thank God we turned the page at the top of Al-Ula, a peace that fulfills our hopes and the future of our generations. This honor is a reason to exert more effort, perseverance and tender in our work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to preserve the interests of Kuwait. We pledge our wise leadership that we will continue this effort and the role pursued by His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah. We wish success to your Excellency and to a better future for the performance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our beloved country”.
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressed the importance of training and development in building a comprehensive diplomatic personality that meets the requirements of the State and responds to the elements and concepts of its foreign policy in order to achieve the desired elevation and distinction. His Excellency added that the issue of openness, transparency and self-evaluation of training programs and academic courses, is required and urgent in order to correct the training work. This came during the visit and tour that His Excellency undertook to the Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Kuwaiti Diplomatic Institute on Thursday, January 7th 2021. His Excellency indicated that the issue of achieving the goal for which the diplomatic institute was established requires setting a clear vision based on three essential matters: First: Academic programs and training workshops must be designed in order to achieve the goal we aim for, which is the creation of inclusive diplomacy. Second: The need to develop effective working mechanisms to evaluate training programs and the extent to which their outputs achieve the desired goal. Third: Training courses are not optional, but are binding to all employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at all levels of employment. In this regard, His Excellency stressed that the basic premise behind the establishment of the Diplomatic Institute is to reach the concept of comprehensive diplomacy, which must have several basic characteristics and features, the most important of which are the quality of the diplomatic and intellectual formation, then full knowledge of consular work and its requirements, in serving the Kuwaiti citizen abroad as an essential part of the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the decree of its establishment, in addition to the adequate briefing on the administrative and accounting work. Finally, His Excellency directed a full and comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Diplomatic Institute over the past fifteen years, and to set a clear vision for the form and essence of the diplomat required for the year 2030 to meet the requirements and benefits of the future. For his part, His Excellency Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Sharekh, Director General of the Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute, welcomed His Excellency the Minister, expressing on behalf of all the Institute's affiliates, the most sincere congratulations and blessings of the honor that His Excellency received from His Highness the Emir, on awarding him the Medal is of the First Degree, stressing that this honor is a matter of pride and honor for Kuwaiti diplomacy and all its affiliates, then he gave a full explanation of the departments and divisions of the institute and the tasks assigned to them in addition to the modernization and development of training and study programs, whether directed to the new diplomats or to the general staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Sharekh praised the precise directives and notes of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser, and the need to work with them in order to develop the Institute's performance and achieve the vision of a comprehensive and capable diplomat.
His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, bestowed the Order of Kuwait of the First Degree Medal to His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister and at Bayan Palace this morning. His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah delivered the following speech during the reception, the text of which was as follows: “The effort in which you spent in your efforts in for your travel from one country to another, and for attending formalities as part of these efforts, you are truly appreciated. This is the true responsibility of the people of Kuwait. May God bless you for your efforts. History will record your efforts and the sacrifices that you made in your travels from country to country . This effort is a big thing, and you deserve this Medal of the First Degree. A thousand congratulations, we congratulate you and we say God help you for the things to come, God willing. You served Kuwait and you served the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God rest his soul, and you made a great effort in your current time, may God bless you and help you and grant you success.” His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah responded with the following text: “These efforts came from under your guidance and leadership and a duty to serving our country, serving Kuwait, as it has been the greatest honor. May God grant you long-life. This is my greatest honor and what we come under your directives, may God preserve you, long life.”
4 Jan 2021
The statement of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in regards to reaching an agreement to open airspace, land and sea borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar
The envoy of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed an oral message from His Highness, to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State Qatar on Monday January 4th 2021. The letter referenced the strong and solid bilateral fraternal relations that bind the two brotherly countries and peoples, and means of supporting and strengthening them in various fields and at all levels, as well as the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a dinner in honor of the assistants of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Kuwaiti ambassadors abroad who are in the country in the current period. It was held on Sunday, January 3rd 2021 in the hospitality hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Where His Highness conveyed to the attendees the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his best wishes to them for success and prosperity, as well as the best wishes of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister, also conveyed the praise and pride of the political leadership for their valued efforts for the sake of the pride and prestige of Kuwait and the service of its dear people. His Excellency also stressed that this meeting represents an opportunity to discuss the affairs of the Ministry, its performance and ways to develop work in it and emphasize caring for the interests and rights of its employees, referring to the efforts made by the Ministry in implementing the government's work program and the shift to digitization and the advanced steps achieved in this context, in a way that facilitates performance and facilitates the services offered to citizens and shorten the documentation process. His Excellency invited everyone to take the initiative to present proposals and ideas related to the promotion of work in the ministry and its performance at all levels in a constructive interactive dialogue between the ministry and its diplomats, stressing that the ministry will spare no effort in following up and achieving the interests and aspirations of all its members.