The Austrian Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Sigurd Pacher and his wife hosted a reception at his residence on 26 October, to commemorate Austria’s National Day. The Assistant Undersecretary for European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Waleed AI-Khubeizi, was the chief guest at the reception, which also included a large gathering of members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries, special invitees and media personnel.
In his speech to the gathering, Ambassador Al-Khubeizi lauded the strong and positive relations between Kuwait and Austria, and highlighted Kuwait’s oil exports to Austria and its support through various investments.
He mentioned that the two countries were endeavoring to strengthen cooperation in health, culture and military fields, including through training and exchange of expertise. He also expressed his hope that Kuwait and Austria would continue to explore new horizons of cooperation in various fields, and stated that 2017 would be a year for high profile visits between the two countries.