The National Day in Kuwait is celebrated on February 25 every year. This holiday commemorates the day that Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became the ruler of Kuwait in 1950. Al-Sabah was an exceptional leader. During his reign, he signed a treaty that secured Kuwait’s independence from Britain, putting an end to its status as a British protectorate in 1961. It was also during Al-Sabah’s rule that the Constitution of Kuwait and the Parliament of Kuwait were formally established.

The Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the State of
Kuwait in South Africa,
Mr. Saleh Al-Thuwaikh
welcomed honoured guests and heads of missions to the 62nd Anniversary of the National Day and the 32nd Anniversary of the Liberation Day of the State of Qatar at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.

Outlining various investment projects with South Africa over the years gave insight into 28 years of bilateral relations enjoyed between the two countries.

Ms Angelina Matsie Motshekga who is the Minister of Basic Education since May 2009 was the guest speaker at this years event. She highlighted some key successes between the two nations.

South Africa and the State of Kuwait continue to strengthen their engagements in many areas.

Happy National Day Kuwait!

by Marion Kate