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Netherlands embassy commemorates King's Day with reception
April 30, 2017, 12:07 pm

On the occasion of the 50th birthday of His Majesty King Willem Alexander, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Frans Potuyt hosted a reception at his diplomatic residence.

Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation affairs Ambassador H.E. Nasser Al-Sabeeh was the chief guest at the event, which was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, Dutch nationals and special invitees.

In his speech to the guests, Ambassador Potuyt welcomed the gathering and lauded the excellent bilateral relations between Holland and Kuwait. “Tonight, we are celebrating the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander. Just like His Highness the Amir, our King is relentlessly working for the prosperity and happiness of his people. In these days of international turmoil, both, Kuwait and The Netherlands, are blessed with wise monarchs, who are striving to protect the stability of their countries,” said the ambassador.

The event also aimed to promote the benefits of healthy food products imported from the Netherlands, with the ambassador revealing that in 2017 the embassy would aim to promote Dutch fruits, vegetables, meat and cheese. He said, “We hope that all our friends, Kuwaitis and others will take up the daily routine of tasting these fantastic products.”

On his part, Ambassador Al-Sabeeh lauded the friendly relations between the two nations before adding that Kuwait was grateful that the Netherlands support Kuwait’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the 2018-2019 UN Security Council. The Kuwaiti ambassador mentioned that the Netherlands is regarded as Kuwait’s partner with EU with the trade exchange between the two countries valued at more than $3 billion.

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