His Highness the Amir
attends Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Informatics
Award ceremony

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sponsored and attended on Wednesday, 26th May 2010 the ceremony held to honor the winners of the 2009 Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award.
His Highness the Amir arrived at Sheikha Salwa Hall at the Marina Hotel at 10:30 a.m. and was received by head of the award's board of trustees Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and members of the organizing committee.

The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Jassim Mohammad Al-Kharafi, Sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, and Senior officials.

After the national anthem was played, and verses of the holy Quran were recited, Sheikha Aida gave a speech in which she said digitization brought the world together.It is important to prepare a strong social, political, and economic base to develop it and human production, she said.The investment in the field of "digital human" is one of the best investments, she stressed.She highlighted that voluntary actions strengthens national unity.

Then a documentary about the award was presented.

Chief Executive Officer of the Arab Satellite Communication Organization (Arabsat) Khalid Bin Ahmad Balkhair said that Kuwait was the second largest shareholder in Arabsat.It was one of the organization's founders more than 34 years ago and is a permanent member of its board, he said.Kuwait is leading the fields of Arab media culture, arts, and the support of economic and social development in Arab and Islamic countries, he pointed out.He expressed gratitude to the award's organizers and board for honoring Arabsat.

Later, the award's director Khalil Abdullah Abul expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir for sponsoring and attending the ceremony.He also expressed gratitude to the award's founder Chief of the National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah.In addition, he thanked all bodies, societies, and volunteers that cooperated with the award.

Then, His Highness presented honored Arabsat and the winners of the prize which included Kuwaiti and Arab individuals and corporations.

His Highness was also honored at the ceremony.



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