Initiative to name Sharm Al-Sheikh Square after Amir
'Kuwait of Peace, Egypt of Love' festival announced
A press conference was held in Kuwait recently to announce the 'Kuwait of Peace, Egypt of Love' festival, due to be held at Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt, on December 29-30 under auspices of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail. The festival is first initiative organized by the Kuwaiti Future Group and comes as a manifestation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's instructions to support Egypt.
Speaking during the press conference held at Kuwait's embassy in Cairo, Kuwait's Ambassador to Egypt Mohammed Saleh Al-Thuwayyekh started by expressing Kuwait's condolences to Egypt for the victims killed in Abbasiya Cathedral explosion, describing the attack as 'a mean act of terrorism'. He also stressed that Kuwait-Egypt relations were historic and a role model for other Arabs countries.
In addition, Thuwayyekh explained that the festival will be held in collaboration with a number of official and non-official Egyptian and Kuwaiti bodies. He also stressed that choosing Sharm Al-Sheikh as a venue for the festival comes because of its fascinating scenery and nature, in addition to the safety and security it enjoys and offers to visitors.
Meanwhile, the head of the Future Group and head of the festival, Abrar Al-Masoud said that the festival comes in implementation of His Highness the Amir's instructions to support Egypt in various fields, namely the economic and touristic sectors. She started her words by quoting His Highness the Amir's words saying: "Egypt is so dear to us and we will never let it down."
Masoud added that the festival is the first but not only initiative to express such love and joint history and destiny between Kuwait and Egypt. She added that the festival would mark launching several Kuwaiti small projects to help solve the problem of unemployment in Egypt. "The festival will also witness the display of Kuwaiti and Egyptian traditional artifacts," she added, noting that the festival would be sponsored by Al-Sabah Royalty Company, the Arab Real Estate Investment Company, Kuwait Fund for Arab Development, Al-Kharafi Company, the Kuwaiti-Egyptian real Estate Company, Al-Anbaa, Al-Ahram, Al-Nahar, Rosealyousif, Egypt 11 news website and the Nile Specialized TV Channels represented by Nile Life.
Charm and security
Also speaking on the occasion, South Sinai Governor Major General Khaled Foudah stressed the deep-rooted relations between both countries, and invited the Kuwaiti people to attend the festival and visit Sharm Al-Sheikh to enjoy its charm and security.
Foudah announced that two Kuwaiti flights would arrive on December 28, carrying a large number of Kuwaiti tourists. He also hailed the initiative suggested by Masoud to name one of Sharm Al-Sheikh's squares after His Highness the Amir.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Amr Al-Ezabi stressed that cordial relations between both countries go way back to the 1973 War. He also noted that around 140,000 Kuwaiti tourists had visited Egypt last year, adding that the numbers are still growing.
CAIRO: Officials attend a press conference to announce the ‘Kuwait of Peace, Egypt of Love’ festival.