The Turkish ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Murat Tamer hosted a reception on the embassy premises to commemorate the 93rd Anniversary of his country’s National Day on 30 October. Gracing the occasion was His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Minister of Oil Anas Al Saleh as the guest of honors at the celebrations, which included members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries, special invitees and media personnel.
In his address to the gathering, Ambassador Murat reiterated the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s address to the nation that emphasized the country’s growing economy and strong democracy, declaring that the failed coup d’etat of July 15 had reaffirmed the Turkish nation's unity, making it stronger, more astute and more resolute today.
The Ambassador went on to praise the cordial relations between Kuwait and Turkey, and highlighted the many high profile visits between Heads of States and high ranking officials. He said, “During my stay in friendly Kuwait for the last 3.5 years, there have been five visits by the Heads of State of both countries. In this year alone, we were honored with the visit of HH the Amir of Kuwait to Turkey within the framework of activities organized by the United Nations. This is in addition to the many visits on the level of Speakers of National Assembly and Ministers of Foreign affairs, as well as other Ministers on different occasions.”
The Ambassador stressed that there is the possibility of more mutual visits in the near future as the leadership of both countries are keen to further the strong relations they share by employing every potential to achieve their planned goals.
He mentioned that due to the support, mutual trust and confidence between the two countries, the construction sector in Turkey, which is ranked highly in the world, was able to participate in numerous projects in Kuwait to the value of $7 billion. He indicated that Limak Construction, which had won the tender for Kuwait International Airport’s new terminal construction, would give it a beautiful upgrade that would be highly regarded in the GCC and the entire region.