Amir con­grat­u­lates Putin on World Cup

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KUWAIT CITY, June 14, (KUNA): His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has ca­bled Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin con­grat­u­lat­ing him on hold­ing the 2018 World Cup in his coun­try.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad praised the stun­ning in­au­gu­ra­tion show and great ef­forts that had been ex­erted for or­ga­niz­ing “this great in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val.” He hoped that the sports event would con­trib­ute to ce­ment­ing bonds and in­ter­ac­tion among peo­ples of the globe to spread se­cu­rity and peace across the world.

His High­ness wished Rus­sia pros­per­ity, also hop­ing to see that the his­toric and dis­tinc­tive ties be­tween Kuwait and Rus­sia de­velop fur­ther.

Ca­bles of in­den­ti­cal con­tent were ad­dressed to Pres­i­dent Putin by His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah.

Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker, Mar­zouq Ali Al-Ghanim, ar­rived in the Rus­sian cap­i­tal on Thurs­day, rep­re­sent­ing His High­ness the Amir at the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the World Cup tournament which kicked off Thurs­day.

Speaker Al-Ghanim, ac­com­pa­nied by Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try Khaled Al-Roud­han, was re­ceived upon ar­rival by the State of Kuwait Am­bas­sador to Rus­sia Ab­du­laziz AlAd­wani, Chair­man of the Kuwaiti Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Sheikh Ah­mad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Chechen pres­i­dent at the Rus­sian pres­i­dency and staff mem­bers of the Kuwaiti Em­bassy.

The Par­lia­ment Speaker said on Wed­nes­day that His High­ness the Amir as­signed him to rep­re­sent him at the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony of the 2018 World Cup af­ter His High­ness re­ceived an hon­orary in­vi­ta­tion to at­tend the open­ing of the tournament in ap­pre­ci­a­tion for his in­ter­na­tional sta­tus.

(AP)

Saudi sup­port­ers react ahead of the Group A match be­tween Rus­sia and Saudi Ara­bia which opens the 2018 soc­cer World Cup at the Luzh­niki Sta­dium in Moscow, Rus­sia on June 14. Saudi Ara­bia lost the

game 5-0 against hosts Rus­sia.

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