His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday 21st, December, patronized and attended the award ceremony of the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science (KFAS) for 2016, at Bayan Palace.
On arrival at the venue, His Highness the Amir, who is also KFAS Chairman, was warmly welcomed by Director General Dr. Adnan Shehabal-ddine and board members.
His Highness the Amir was briefed on the KFAS and the Dasman Diabetes Institute achievements and projects.
Attending the ceremony were His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Faisal Al-Saud Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, together with governors and senior state officials as well as military, police and Kuwait National Guard (KNG) commanders.
The ceremony included a documentary on KFAS major achievements.
Addressing the ceremony, Shehabal-ddine emphasized His Highness the Amir's keenness on honoring scientists and researchers out of a strong belief in the essential role of science for establishing a renaissance with sustainable economy.
Speaking on part of the award winners, Lebanon's Dr. George Tanios Helou, Executive Director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Caltech in Pasadena, California, USA, thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah for attending and patronizing the event which aimed at developing science in Kuwait and the Arab region.