His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended on Tuesday the opening ceremony of the new Sabah Al-Ahmad building at the National Assembly.â€¨ His Highness the Amir was received upon arrival by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and members of Parliament Office where he unveiled the memorial of the building.â€¨
The ceremony was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, senior sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, President of the Constitutional Court and Head of the Cassation Court Justice Yousef Jassem Al-Mutawa'a, and senior state officials.â€¨
The ceremony started with the national anthem, followed by the recitation of Holly Quran verses, and a documentary on the new Sabah Al-Ahmad building was aired.â€¨In his speech, Al-Ghanim expressed his gratitude to His Highness the Amir for sponsoring and attending the inauguration ceremony of the building, which includes offices for MPs and vital facilities to help National Assembly carry out its duties and messages.â€¨
"The building has been named after Your Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, just to tell next generations that Sabah Al-Ahmad was one of the founding fathers who, along with some men, drew up the country's constitution.â€¨
"The building has been named after Your Highness to tell them, generations, that it was Sabah Al-Ahmad who established the principles of consultation and democracy, and of respecting constitutional institutions at a time when some nations of our region were suffering from difficult conditions, terrorism and conflicts," Al-Ghanim said.â€¨"Your Highness has been keen on supporting the rights of citizens, and making a consensus when legislative and executive authorities get engaged in differences," he noted.â€¨
At the end of his speech, Al-Ghanim wished Kuwait further progress, prosperity and stability, and His Highness the Amir good health.â€¨Furthermore, a documentary on His Highness the Amir was shown. His Highness the Amir honored those who produced the documentary.â€¨Finally, memorial souvenirs were presented to His Highness the Amir and to His Highness the Crown Prince.