The address of His Highness the Prime Minister at the reception held for Kuwait University Faculty Members  
  22 November 2010  

In the Holy name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalamu Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

It is a great opportunity to meet with this outstanding group of Kuwaiti faculty members that have doctorate degrees from Kuwait University. To your country, you are considered the distinguished elite and most cherished resource of wealth, as you are the source of experience and the core message that the university projects to serve the society and develop it. You are the circuit, the mobilizing power and the true pillar of the university. You are the structure of the university’s teaching process and scientific research, as you are the source of university activities through your methodology and scientific ability along with your positive values that you adhere to, to enhance the role of university in society as the beacon of knowledge and thought, culture and progress, a centre for scientific radiance to lead its steady development, progress and regeneration.

It gives me much pleasure on this occasion, to confirm that your country along with all its people and institutes holds you in high esteem, and you have always obtained the appreciation and attention of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah through their conviction of the exceptional and distinguished role you play in serving your country, your contribution to the production and proliferation of knowledge, the establishment of scientific and intellectual schools which are considered a luminous torch for the intellectual movement within the university and externally and preparation of the elite to lead the society. This was confirmed by His Highness the Amir in his speech at the opening of the third session of the thirteenth legislative term of the National Assembly that (it is worthy to confirm that the objective of the development we seek is not restricted to constructing buildings, establishing projects and spending money, mankind will always remain the strategic objective in the sustainable development to build nations).   

Your country expects great scientific and intellectual contributions from you, to achieve the objectives of university education included in the development plan, notably to develop university graduates, improve their levels to enhance their competitive roles and their ability to confront future challenges, and expand the ethical structure and the foundation for building the human being, boosting the quality of university education and diversifying its fields, reinforcing scientific orientations and achieving international cooperation in this field, as well as bolstering scientific research at university and supporting its activities, and providing elements of its basic infrastructure.

I avail myself this opportunity to issue an open invitation to you to raise any ideas, projects, and constructive aspirations to develop society, activate ambitious development efforts and enhance the course of sustainable development, as your country needs your opinions and contributions, your constructive ideas that contribute to its development and growth, that solves its problems and deals with its issues. We hope this gathering is an initiative to open further channels of effective dialogue and scientific and intellectual communication between us.
We pray to the Almighty for your success.

Assalamu Alikum Warahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

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