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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Saturday to US President Donald Trump, expressing his sincere sympathy over the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed on behalf of the Kuwaiti government and people sincere condolences on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America.

WASHINGTON -- George Bush's death was announced in a tweet by his spokesman on Saturday, but no further details were given on the cause of his death. He was the longest living US president in history. In August 1990, Bush strongly condemned the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, where he immediately put together a 30-nation coalition that was backed by a UN mandate to liberate the country, an objective attained in 1991, ending the seven-month occupation of the State of Kuwait.

KUWAIT -- Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) will hold its 46th annual conference in Kuwait on Sunday. Scheduled discussions during the two-day convention will focus on regional and international developments along with other topics in the fields of culture, economics, and tourism. The heads of FANA during the 45th Conference in Jordan endorsed Kuwait in holding the 46th Conference and named Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of KUNA Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Sabah as the Chairman of FANA for a second consecutive term.

KUWAIT -- Positive impact of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) globally actually represents Kuwait News Agency (KUNA's) success in chairing the federation, said chairman of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA). OANA's Chairman Aslan Aslanov, also Chairman of the Board of Azerbaijan State News Agency, made the remarks to KUNA upon his arrival in Kuwait on Saturday to attend FANA's 46th General Assembly on Sunday. (end) rk


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