• Press Release of H.H. Sheikh Sabah AL Ahmad AL Jaber AL Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait After the Official Talks with H.E. Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic
Speech of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah In the Celebration Held by the Embassy of Kuwait In Rome
in Cooperation with the Italian Industrial Union, The Italian Chamber
of Commerce and the Arab-Italian Chamber of Commerce and
the Presence of Italian Businessmen and Economists Monday,
3rd May 2010

In the name of Allah, Most graceful, Most Merciful

President of the Italian Union of Industries,
Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce,
Chairman of the Arab Italian Chamber of Commerce,
Dear Attendees,

It is a pleasure to meet with this group of elite businessmen and economists in Italy, the beautiful country with which we have historical and distinguished relationship.

Personally, and on behalf of the accompanying delegation , I take this opportunity to thank His Excellency the President of Italy Mr. Georgiou Napolitano , and the Prime Minister Mr. silvio Berlusconi and the officials in Italy for their generous hospitality and excellent reception , and to express our happiness with visit to Italy.

This meeting, which combines businessmen and economists in both countries, represents an extension of the distinguished relation between the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Italy, on the political, economical and cultural levels.

The shared traits between our two countries represent a firm basis for developing the economic and trade relations between them, and to carry it forward to wider horizons, particularly in view of the fast development witnessed in the two countries, supported by economic and exchange of mutual interests between them.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I avail this opportunity to inform you of the main trends of the developmental vision adopted by the State of Kuwait, and the main characteristics of its development plan, aiming at diversifying the sources of national income and enhancing public of national income and enhancing public services.

In this occasion, it pleases me to assure that the State of Kuwait welcomes the participation of the Italian organizations and companies in the execution of development projects included in the plan.

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-sabah, Deputy Prime Minister for economic Affairs, State Minister for Development Affairs and state Minister for Housing Affairs shall meet with you to inform you of the characteristic of the five-year development plan.

In conclusion, I hope that this meeting will add a new brick to the edifice of distinguished relations between our two countries.


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