Current and former ministers, along with economists, extended their heartfelt congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on assuming the leadership of the country.
They unanimously recognize the pivotal role that the Kuwaiti economy will play during his tenure, emphasizing His Highness’s clear vision and unwavering determination to propel the nation forward swiftly. His commitment to completing development projects and boosting non-oil revenues is seen as a cornerstone of Kuwait’s economic strategy, reports Al-Rai daily.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Muhammad Al-Aiban, prayed for success and prosperity for His Highness. Al-Aiban envisions economic growth and commercial success as defining features of His Highness’s leadership.
He highlighted His Highness’s dedication to innovation in investment, the pursuit of economic returns from development projects, and the firm stance against corruption. Al-Aiban also commends His Highness’s unwavering support for youth and sports, anticipating unprecedented backing for this sector.
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Muhammad Al-Faris, extended warm congratulations to His Highness on assuming the reins of government. Al-Faris emphasizes the new era in government management characterized by firmness, justice, and an unwavering commitment to eliminate corruption.
He applauds the appointment of deserving leaders and the effort to enhance Kuwait’s global standing. Al-Faris prayed for success and guidance for His Highness, envisioning Kuwait as a beacon for humanity and a pioneer in diplomacy and development.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and former Minister of Social Affairs, Fahd Al-Sharayan, congratulateed His Highness for assuming the rule of the country. Al-Sharayan lauded the leadership’s calm and effective decision-making and courage in facing significant challenges.
He emphasized the need for economic focus, especially on crucial projects like the Silk City, the Economic City, Boubyan Port, and Mubarak Port, to invigorate the economic landscape and address forthcoming challenges.
Al-Shara’an emphasized that in previous meetings, His Highness showed significant interest, a genuine commitment to decision-making, clear calculations, and a discerning vision.
He concluded saying, “We extend our congratulations to the Kuwaiti people and His Highness the Amir, grateful for the presence of this loyal and affectionate community. We pledge our allegiance to them for strength, and we anticipate positive developments in the upcoming period.”
The CEO of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah, reiterated that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect and preserve him, has consistently supported the oil sector and closely monitored its major projects. Notably, he has championed the development of refineries through the Clean Environmental Fuel Project and the expansion of local refining capacity, marked by the full operation of the Al-Zour Refinery this month.
Al-Sabah remarked, “Sheikh Mesha’al is a steadfast leader advocating for law enforcement and innovation, fostering an economic and legislative environment that aligns with the strategic goals of the oil sector. This encourages collaboration with authorities in Kuwait and beyond, opening new horizons for development.”
Dr. Ahmed Al-Mulhim, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Capital Markets Authority and Executive Director of the Authority, extended congratulations to Kuwait and its people on the ascension of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He expressed confidence in His Highness’s wise leadership and management, praying for divine guidance in shouldering the entrusted responsibilities.
Al-Mulhim emphasized His Highness’s reputation for justice, equality, wisdom, and firmness, foreseeing positive outcomes for Kuwait under his leadership.
On this occasion, Al-Mulhim recalled the late Amir’s directives to the Capital Markets Authority, expressing the commitment to continue achieving milestones and restoring the capital markets to a leading regional position. He emphasized the foundation of transparency, justice, and competition that underpins these efforts.
Meanwhile, Hussein Al-Kharafi, Chairman of the Federation of Kuwaiti Industries, extended his warmest congratulations and blessings to His Highness Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah upon assuming the government duties as the Amir of Kuwait.
He expressed optimism about a prosperous era for the country, citing his confidence in His Highness’s leadership abilities demonstrated over the past two years. Al-Kharafi emphasized the need for accelerated steps to diversify income sources and promote greater cultural openness, envisioning Kuwait’s return to being the pearl of the Gulf.
Faisal Sarkhou, CEO of Kamco Invest, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for taking the helm of the government amid the current global and regional challenges.
Sarkhou expressed great faith in His Highness’s wisdom and leadership, noting the widespread appreciation for his vision and firmness in political and popular circles.
He prayed for divine guidance for His Highness in carrying this responsibility, anticipating the continuation of development projects, diversification of income sources, and support for Kuwaiti youth initiatives.
Abdullah Al-Mulla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti Federation of Exchange Companies, conveyed his warmest congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on assuming the government’s reins. Al-Mulla emphasized His Highness’s wisdom and vision in supporting economic development in Kuwait, highlighting the significant reforms and anti-corruption efforts witnessed since His Highness’s authorization to exercise the powers of the late Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad. This, according to Al-Mulla, affirms that Kuwait and its economy are in capable hands.
He continued, stating, “We pray to Almighty to grant success to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and to guide his steps in steering the Kuwait ship towards safety, ensuring the continuity of the era of construction, development, and comprehensive renaissance.”
Al-Mulla emphasized that the upcoming phase necessitates a meticulous adherence to the constitution, a rejection of discord between the two authorities, and resilience in the face of certain parliamentary practices that may be flawed. He stressed Kuwait’s enduring capacity to overcome challenges.
Saleh Al-Sulami, President of the Union of Investment Companies, extended congratulations to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad, expressing a collective hope for the completion of the development process. He prayed for God’s guidance, success, and assistance for His Highness in carrying out this entrusted responsibility, bringing prosperity to Kuwait and its inhabitants.
Al-Sulami highlighted Kuwait’s trajectory towards reclaiming its role as a model and leader among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. He expressed confidence in His Highness’s capability, citing observed instances where he demonstrated his commitment to this objective.