2021/03/06 - 16:51

13 Jan 2021

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”.