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[22 October 2014] : His Highness Amir receives cable of gratitude from ABEGS Ministers
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a cable of gratitude from Ministers of Education of the countries members in the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS).

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Higher Education Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj, who chaired the Bureau's 23rd conference held here, referred the cable to His Highness the Amir on behalf of the ABEGS Ministers and education officials who took part in the event.

In the cable, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Yemeni Ministers of Education who rounded up a two-day conference today expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir for the warm welcome and hospitality they received, as well as for keenness on guaranteeing success for the gathering.

They also lauded the comprehensive renaissance and ambitious education projects in Kuwait under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir.
 
[22 October 2014] : His Highness Amir meets GCC justice ministers
His Highness Amir meets GCC justice ministers
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met, at Bayan Palace on Wednesday, with Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Justice Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani and ministers who are participating in the 26th meeting of the GCC ministers of justice.

His Highness the Amir lauded all exerted efforts to boost joint cooperation in legal and judicial realms amongst the Gulf countries.

On his part, Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Justice Abdullatif bin Abdulrahman Al-Harthi emphasized the importance of enhancing closeness among the GCC countries.

In addition, Al-Harthi seized this opportunity to congratulate His Highness the Amir on the UN title that was bestowed upon him as a leader of humanity and Kuwait as a humanitarian center.
 
[22 October 2014] : His Highness Amir receives Iranian minister
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahamd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received visiting Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Dr. Ali Jannati, and his accompanying delegation, at Bayan Palace on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
 
[22 October 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives Iraqi parliament speaker
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Wednesday Iraqi parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri.

The meeting was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, and Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.
 
[22 October 2014] : His Highness the Amir meets top officials
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met with His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace on Wednesday.

His Highness the Amir also met with First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
 
[22 October 2014] : His Highness Amir patronizes KFAS awards ceremony
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on Wednesday, patronized and attended Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) awards ceremony for 2013.

The ceremony, held at Bayan Palace, got started shortly after His Highness the Amir's arrival at the venue where he was welcomed by KFAS Director General Dr. Adnan Shehab Al-deen and board members.

It was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem, former speaker of the National Assembly Jassem Al-Kharafi, senior sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and senior State officials.
The ceremony began with the National Anthem, Quran verses, a documentary display about the foundation and an address by Dr. Shehab Al-deen.

His Highness the Amir was awarded a memorial gift for his UN's acclamation as "humanitarian leader."

Dr. Shehab Al-deen noted in his statement that the KFAS ceremony coincided with the UN recent designation of His Highness the Amir as "humanitarian leader," in addition to naming Kuwait as a "humanitarian center," a move that signaled international recognition of Kuwait's generous aid for nations in need for help. He also extended congratulations to His Highness the Amir for the unprecedented international honoring of him and the homeland.

The honoring of His Highness the Amir came amid bleak conditions engulfing the region, and in gratitude for Kuwait's humanitarian policies.

He congratulated winners of the KFAS awards in 2013, and recalled birth of the foundation, which he was due to intersection of the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah's outlook with an initiative in this respect by the private sector, at the time, noting the continuing support by His Highness the Amir, also the KFAS board chairman, and the funding from shareholding companies, at a rate of one percent of its annual net profits.

KFAS, now in the third year of its five-year development plan, has worked out a governance reference encompassing all its tasks, namely planning, supervision and assessment. Moreover, it has begun regular assessment of the external centers by credible international houses.
Noting the foundation's diverse scientific and research programs, Dr. Shehab Al-deen also noted its alternative and green energy programs, namely solar energy, with aim of taking off some of the burden on the electrical system and networks and for sake of preserving the oil wealth, in implementation of His Highness the Amir's instructions in this respect.

Elaborating, he noted His Highness the Amir's initiative, specializing the annual USD one million "Abdulrahman Al-Sumait award," to support researches, development ventures, namely in the health, food and teaching sectors in Africa, "which we hope will constitute motive for global efforts currently being exerted to counter the peril of Ebola, threatening Africa and the whole world." Dr. Shehab Al-deen cited a saying by His Highness stressing that science and knowledge constitute the bases for "making good citizens." Speaking on behalf of the winners, Dr. Habib Emari expressed deep gratitude for His Highness' care for the foundation and the scientists. He also congratulated Sheikh Sabah on the UN designation.
 
[21 October 2014] : Swaziland King congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Monday a cable of congratulations from King Mswati III of Swaziland for naming His Highness the Amir a "Humanitarian Leader" and Kuwait a "Humanitarian Center" by the United Nations on September 9 in New York.

In his cable, the king commended the great philanthropic efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir locally and internationally.

Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir sent a reply cable thanking the king of Swaziland for his warm greetings that reflect great bilateral ties.
 
[21 October 2014] : His Highness Amir visits Al-Duwiesh at hospital
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Fasial Bander Watban Al-Duwiesh at Farwaniya Hospital on Tuesday.
His Highness the Amir wished Al-Duwiesh a speedy recovery.
 
[21 October 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives GCC education officials
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Tuesday at Bayan Palace officials participating in the 23rd GCC education ministers meeting due here on October 21-22.

His Highness the Amir received Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Minister of Education and Acting Minister of Higher Education Abdulmehsen Al-Medej, GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdulatif Al-Zayani, and other officials.

His Highness welcomed the GCC ministers and called on them to look into measures to further develop education in the region.

On his part, Saudi Minister of Education Prince Khalid Al-Faisal stressed during the reception the importance of following up guidelines set by GCC leaders, saying that by doing so, the Gulf countries could seek more progress in the future.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.
 
[21 October 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad
His Highness the Amir receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Tuesday His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
 
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