(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ambassador K. Jeeva Sagar with Deputy FM Khaled Al-Jarallah
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: The Indian Embassy hosted a diplomatic reception on the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day at the Palms Hotel, Kuwait. The chief guest on the occasion was the Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah which was also attended by large number of ambassadors of various countries, Kuwaiti officials, diplomats and various personalities, embassy officials and media.
The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait HE K. Jeeva Sagar and Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah cut the cake along with the Dean of Diplomatic Corps in Kuwait, the Ambassador of Senegal Abdulahad Mbaki.
In welcoming the dignitaries, Ambassador Jeeva Sagar spoke about the strong and deep-rooted ties between the two countries and thanked Kuwait for its support given to the large Indian community living here.
The traditional live Indian music and cultural performance added attraction to the event. The flag hoisting ceremony will be held on Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at the Indian Embassy premises at 9:00 am. All Indians are requested to attend the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Wednesday the Iraqi government resumed paying compensations to Kuwait relating to the 1990 invasion. Iraq started, a month ago, paying the instalments of the compensations agreed with Kuwait under auspices of the United Nations Compensation Commission, he said.
The payments will continue until 2021, Al-Jarallah told reporters this evening during a reception held by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait to celebrate the Republic Day of India. On the property of Kuwaiti citizens in Iraq, he said contacts are underway with the Iraqi authorities to enable the Kuwaitis restore these property.
Iraq was forced to stop paying the installments of the compensations to Kuwait in 2014 due to the security challenges that added strains on the state budget. Al-Jarallah lauded as responsive the approach of the Iranian authorities to Kuwait's demand for releasing Faleh Al-Azmi, a Kuwaiti national detained in Iran. 'During my meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait Dr Ali Reza Enayati yesterday, I felt responsive attitude towards solving this issue as early as possible,' Al-Jarallah said on Wednesday.
'Ambassador Enayati affirmed that the Iranian authorities are serious in addressing this issue,' he told reporters this evening during a reception held by Indian Embassy in Kuwait to celebrate the Republic Day of India. The Kuwaiti citizen was arrested last September for entering into a prohibited area in Iran by mistake while coming from Turkey