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Australia National Day celebrated with reception
January 25, 2018, 5:59 pm
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The Ambassador of Australia to Kuwait H.E. Warren Hauck marked his country's National Day at Jumeirah Messilah Hotel on 21 January. Assistant Foreign Minister for Americas at Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Reem Khaled, was the Guest of Honor at the gathering, which included members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials and media personnel

Assistant Foreign Minister Khaled in her speech praised the excellent and exemplary relations between Kuwait and Australia, and mentioned the many Kuwaiti investments in Australia. She also praised the role of the Australian ambassador in maintaining positive relations and wished him the best on the end of his mission in Kuwait.

In his final address before his departure from Kuwait following the end of his mission in Kuwait, Ambassador Hauck lauded the close bilateral relations between Kuwait and Australia on all levels. He added that Australia and Kuwait are continuing to develop new areas of cooperation, and pointed to the first investment made by the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Corporation (KUFPEC) in the international liquefied natural gas production through the Wheatstone LNG Project in Australia in October 2017. He stated that this multi-billion dollar development was an important partnership between Australia and Kuwait.

He noted there have also been developments in new education and science cooperation, mentioning Australia’s University of Canberra and Kuwait’s Dasman Diabetes Institute signed an agreement this year for cooperation in diabetes research.  He highlighted the educational opportunities in Australia, stating that many Kuwaiti students have studied in Australian Universities and have had positive experiences. 

In his farewell speech, Ambassador Hauck said: “It has been an honor and a privilege for us to represent Australia here in Kuwait over the last three years. I hope we have done something small to help convince you to look ‘Down Under’ and consider Australia for travel, study or business.”

 

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