Kuwait Crown Prince's China Visit Significant - Commerce Min.


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Bader Al-Sharhan

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 21 (KUNA) -- HisHighness
the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
's visit to China is "significant" because it is of "s port
and economic values," Minister
of Commerce and Industry said Thursday.
Mohammad Al-Aiban, also Minister
of State for Youth Affairs, was speaking to KUNA following an audience by HisHighness
the Crown Prince to Kuwaiti athletes
participating in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
"I think this was the first time that a delegation taking part in the Asian Games holds a meeting at such level, of HisHighness
the Crown Prince, and it was evident in the positive spirit amongst the athletes
," he said.
"This is a unique visit which includes the s port
side and also the economic side," noted the Minister
, who added that Kuwait and China were to sign memoranda of understanding regarding giant projects "that we seek to be executed on the ground in near future." He said these MoUs with China were part of Kuwait's 2035 Vision, and would cover housing
cities, laborers' cities, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port and other development projects, "which will provide job op port
unities for the youth and contribute to economic development." Chairman of Kuwait National Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Al-Sabah
said they were honored to have met with HisHighness
the Crown Prince, and they briefed him about participation of 145 athletes
in 24 games.
HisHighness
the Crown Prince "show great sup port
for the athletes
and provide them with guidance which had great impact amongst them," he said.
He added that athletes
were eager to compete especially after the games were postponed for some three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, thanking China for facilities offered for the athletes
.
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Yusuf Al-Baidan shed light on participation of females and said the political leadership and instructions of HisHighness
the Crown Prince have always been sup port
ing women in all domains including s port
.
"We are keen to see participation of women in s port
events to be organized by Kuwait in future," he said.
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, added Al-Baidan, would be establishing 3-4 stadiums as well as three s port
complexes.
Fatma Hayat, member of NOC Board and head of the Kuwait s port
mission to the Asian Games, said meeting with HisHighness
the Crown Prince, which she described as candid and inspiring, was an incentive for all athletes
.
Asked about their mission, Hayat said football
and rowing teams arrived four days ago because their competitions began early while more than 90 athletes
and coaching staff arrived last night.
The management of the mission, she added, was keen on providing suitable environment for all athletes
, which would be positively reflected on their performance. (end) bs.hb

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