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Kuwaiti flag flutters aloft to kick off national celebrations

KUWAIT: Hawally Governor Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al- Sabah raises Kuwait’s flag during a ceremony yesterday. — Photos by Fouad Al- Shaikh, Joseph Shagra and KUNA

KUWAIT: A festive atmosphere pervaded Kuwait’s six governorates yesterday as a nationwide flag-hoisting ceremony was held to usher in national celebrations and mark the 13th anniversary of the ascendency of His Highness the Amir. Leading the festivities in their respective administrative divisions as Kuwait celebrates its 58th Independence Day and 28th Liberation Day, the country’s six governors conveyed their heartiest congratulations to the Kuwaiti leadership and people over the joyous occasion. The occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Kuwaiti people, all of which epitomize the patriotic zeal they exude, said Hawally Governor Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah.

Jahra Governor Lieutenant General Fahad Al-Amir raises Kuwait’s flag during a ceremony yesterday.

Kuwaitis are also rejoicing over the 13th anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s rise to power, making this year’s celebrations all the more special, Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Sabah pointed out. Weighing in on the festivities, Capital Governor Lieutenant General Thabet Al-Muhana said the celebrations are a chance to reflect on the Gulf state’s illustrious past and look forward to a prosperous future.

Jahra Governor Lieutenant General Fahad Al-Amir said the celebrations are also a reminder of the need to preserve national unity, which is crucial to keep the country on a path towards prosperity. Extending his congratulation to His Highness the Amir, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governor Lieutenant General Ahmad Al-Rujaib wished him good health, happiness and success as he continues to lead the nation to glory. Similarly, Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Hamad Al-Sabah wished the Kuwaiti leadership and people well, saying the entire nation is proud of the unprecedented levels of development the country has seen. – KUNA

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