H.H Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held a dinner in honor of the Mayor of London, Mr. Boris Johnson and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of their official visit to the country.
Date : 11th November 2013

H.H Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held a dinner in honor of the Mayor of London, Mr. Boris Johnson and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of their official visit to the country. The ceremony was attended by former National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, several sheikhs, ministers and senior state officials, dignitaries and heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the State of Kuwait.

His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah affirmed in a speech he pronounced on this occasion, the depth of the historical Kuwaiti-British relations, which started with the establishment of the first commercial British center in Kuwait in 1793. His Highness said that Kuwait has always enjoyed a special relationship with the City of London, where we celebrated recently the 60thanniversary of the establishment of the Kuwaiti Investment Office, stressing that Kuwait will never forget the honorable British position with the coalition forces that rushed to help us to regain our freedom and throw off oppression.

His Highness also mentioned the importance of the 11th of November for the two peoples, British and Kuwaiti, as the British celebrate the "Armistice Day" in recognition of the victims of the British Crown during the First World War, while Kuwaitis celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the Kuwaiti Constitution, that was brought to light at the same date, guaranteeing our citizens the right to grow and prosper and to have a say in our future. His Highness praised at the same time the principles and foundations of freedom set by the "Magna Carta" in England in 1215.

His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah expressed his deep pride and appreciation for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad for being one of the founding fathers who helped shape the Constitution and who was also the architect of the Kuwaiti foreign policy for more than 50 years earning the title of “The Dean of the Foreign Ministers” around the world.

His Highness concluded by welcoming warmly Mr. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London as a leading figure respected inside and outside Britain.

In his turn, Mr. Boris Johnson said he was happy for being in Kuwait, stressing that he considers himself the mayor of tens of thousands of Kuwaitis who visit London each year. Mr. Johnson emphasized his deep gratitude for the hospitality he witnessed in Kuwait, stressing that London doors are always open for Kuwaitis.