Speech of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, during his Ramadan annual visit to the Presidency of the General Staff of the Army, Kuwait,
on Saturday 3 June 2017.


In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate,


His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense,
His Excellency Mr. Jassar Abdul Razzaq Al Jassar Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense,
His Excellency Lieutenant General Mohammed Khalid Al-Khader, Chief of General Staff of the Army,
My brothers and sons, leaders, officers and all military personnel,
Assalamu Alaikom Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

In keeping with our annual meeting, we are pleased, me and my brother His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the accompanying brothers, to meet with you on this night of the holy month of Ramadan to share our congratulations on this holy month.

We also wish to extend our congratulations and greetings to our courageous soldiers; Your brothers who stand on the front to participate in the defense of the lands of Saudi Arabia in participation with their brothers in the coalition forces to defend the legitimacy of the Republic of Yemen. We pray to Allah Almighty to protect them, and to restore security and stability to the Yemen, and we extend to you and to all sectors of our armed forces, officers and individuals, our full confidence, consideration and appreciation.

You are the shield of the homeland against all those who want evil with it and its noble people. We pray to Allah the Almighty to accept our fasting, our resurrection and the good of our work, and to return it to our dear homeland, our honorable people, and the residents of its good land with blessings and wellbeing.

Brothers and Sons,

You are undoubtedly aware of the great tasks that you are entrusted upon you, and which you are entitled to. You have the honor of defending the dear homeland and maintaining its integrity. It is a great responsibility that requires sincerity, dedication, sacrifice and cooperation to carry out these military tasks and duties.

I am certain that you are aware of the delicate circumstances in which the region is going, and of the grave dangers that surround it, which require you to be more vigilant, to prepare for the defense of the homeland and to respond firmly and forcefully to anyone who wants to compromise its security and safety.

Brothers and Sons,

It is a matter of pride that the various sectors of the Kuwaiti army are witnessing significant progress in their efficiency and their combat defenses, which are based on the high national spirit of their personnel, modern military equipment of various weapons, modern and sophisticated systems that the Government has never hesitated to provide, to cope with the latest developments. We appreciate your military leaders' keenness to establish high-level military courses at home and abroad to give you the skills and military expertise you need.

We take this opportunity to congratulate you of the inauguration of Ahmed Al Jaber Air College at Ali Al Salem Air Base, which will contribute to the development of pilots and engineers with competence, and to keep abreast of the rapid development of military aviation in various disciplines.

Brothers and Sons,

I am very confident that you enjoy the full sense of liability and readiness to face all conditions and circumstances. We pray to Allah Almighty to help and guide you, and to grant his mercy to all your brothers and sisters who sacrificed their lives in defense of the precious homeland, and accept them as Martyrs in his heavens.

Wassalamu Alikom Wa Rahmatullhi Wa Barakatuh.


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