Energy Minister, Mathew Opoku (Left) Kuwait Ambassador Mohammed Abdullah Alkhaledi cutting the cake to commemorate the celebration
The State of Kuwait marked its 62nd National Day and 32nd Liberation Day last Friday, at a colorful ceremony in Accra.
The celebration attracted members from the Kuwait community, government officials, Diplomatic Corp, Members of Parliament (MP), and a cross-section of Ghanaians.
Secretary to the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Ghana, Safa Beyrothi, on behalf of the Ambassador, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhaledi, acknowledged the bilateral relationship between Ghana and the State of Kuwait over the years.
She stated, “the two countries have enjoyed 49 years of diplomatic relations which has witnessed significant development”.
Ms. Beyrothi further averred that the relationship between the two countries has jumped in a qualitative and distinctive direction, following an earlier visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway to Kuwait.
“The visit witnessed the official inauguration of the Ghana Embassy in Kuwait, a development that pleased the leadership of both countries” she added.
The two countries signed the first bilateral political consultations agreement during the visit of Foreign Minister, Shirley Botchway to the State of Kuwait in 2018.
“Through our engagement with the Minister of the State of Kuwait, we have been able to support numerous projects through the Kuwait Fund for Development in the construction of schools, places of worship, taking care of orphans, and drilling of wells.
As of 2015, the humanitarian assistance given by Kuwaiti charitable organizations, and associations, as well as philanthropists, have reached more than 15 million dollars USD,” she added.
Ms. Beyrothi was hopeful that the bond of friendship between the two countries would be strengthened to benefit all sectors of their economy.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke