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Memorable farewell held for Vietnamese, Algerian ambassadors

H.E. Dr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Tajikistan, commended the efforts of his departing colleagues in enhancing their countries' ties with Kuwait, their cooperation with fellow heads of other missions, and their support.

H.E. Dr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Tajikistan to Kuwait, hosted a farewell ceremony for the ambassadors of Vietnam and Algeria in the country. The event was attended by Khaled Al-Farsi from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Kuwait.

Ambassador Zubaydov commended the efforts of his departing colleagues in enhancing their countries’ ties with Kuwait, their cooperation with fellow heads of other missions, and their support.

He expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its consistent cooperation and support for diplomatic missions and international organizations in Kuwait, providing necessary facilities and overcoming challenges to fulfill their duties. He also highlighted Kuwait’s strong relations with all countries.

Ambassador Zubaydov, “With Ambassador Thang’s departure, we bid farewell to a dear brother who was among the most active ambassadors. His country should take pride in his achievements, especially with his supportive wife by his side. The Vietnamese ambassador has been and will remain a friend to all.”

Vietnamese Ambassador H. E. Ngo Tuan Thang expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying, “We have cherished many memories here, and Kuwait and its people have been incredibly generous to me. I have learned a great deal from them.” He extended thanks to the ambassadors who assisted him during his over three-year tenure in Kuwait, describing it as a wonderful country.

The ambassador also expressed his deep gratitude to the local press, noting that they have consistently done excellent work with him and many other ambassadors. He extended an invitation to everyone to visit him in Vietnam, where he will spend the next two years before being appointed to a new country.

He also mentioned, “Diplomatic life in Kuwait is fulfilling, and I have developed strong friendships with many diplomats and ambassadors.” He revealed the cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Kuwait Airways and the plans to facilitate direct flights during the summer of this year.

In turn, H. E. Noureddine Meriem, the Algerian ambassador to the country, expressed his happiness with his time working in Kuwait. He noted that despite the short period he spent in the country, he gained rich experience and forged lasting friendships with Kuwaiti friends and the diplomatic community. He praised the depth of friendly relations between Kuwait and his country, with both sides keen on enhancing all aspects of cooperation.

In a tearful speech, H. E. Lina Marina, the Indonesian ambassador to the country, expressed her emotions during the farewell for “Aziz’s brother.” She thanked the audience for attending and wished success to the Vietnamese ambassador, who served three years in Kuwait. She stressed that instead of saying goodbye, they would say “until we meet again.”



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