His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday patronized award distribution ceremony held by Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for winners in 2011 and 2015. At onset of the event, His Highness the Amir was welcomed at the venue, Salwa Al-Sabah Hall by KFAS General Director, Dr. Adnan Ahmad Shehabeddine and board members. Attending were His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, senior Sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled 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 and senior State officials.
The ceremony got underway with the National Anthem, followed by Koranic verses, then screening of documentary about the foundation achievements and later a statement by the general director, expressing gratitude to His Highness the Amir for his sponsorship of the event, boasting that KFAS, founded 36 years ago has honored up to 106 Arab and Kuwaiti scientists.
And, 25 years after launching the "science innovation' award, the foundation "boasts that it has honored 145 Kuwaiti researchers encouraging them to devote their full time to research, studies, composition and translation.