KUWAIT: Italian Ambassador to Kuwait Carlo Baldocci released the following statement on the occasion of the National Day of the Italian Republic: “On the occasion of the National Day of the Italian Republic, I would like to extend sincere expressions of my respect to the highest Kuwaiti authorities, HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as well as to the friendly Kuwaiti people.
“I also send my heartfelt greetings to all my compatriots who are present here in Kuwait or are waiting to return to it. A special thought goes to the men and women of the Italian military contingent present here in mission: today it is a significant and extraordinarily important part of the collaboration between our country and Kuwait.
“We went through sixteen and more extremely difficult months, due to the pandemic in Italy, Kuwait and around the world. My thoughts go first to the families who suffered mourning and were most severely hit by COVID-19 and its consequences. I also refer to families here in Kuwait. “In this difficult situation, relations between Italy and Kuwait have continued in the name of friendship and close collaboration in all sectors, inevitably in large part remotely, but not only when this was possible.
“The strategic relationship between the two Countries has developed in all the ways in which it is articulated: those of an alliance government-to- government, business-to-business and last but not least, people-to-people. “It is on these three strands that we will continue to build the future of our varied relationship.
The foundations are extremely solid and allow us to really look with extreme optimism at the positive evolution of our bilateral collaboration. “Hoping to be able to return soon, even beyond the digital – the so-called new normal of this phase – to resume the full course of our activities, I would like to wish everyone, once again remotely for this year, a Happy 2nd of June!”