MILAN: Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah touted the weighty presence and terrific success of the Kuwaiti Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 as having greatly buttressed Kuwait’s international position. Kuwait’s participation in this international event is primarily intended to deliver its cultural and humanitarian message to the world, the minister said in an interview to KUNA before leaving Italy late Thursday. During his stay here, the Kuwaiti Minister represented His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in Kuwait’s National Day celebration in the country’s pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 on Wednesday held under the banner “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
The celebration was attended by the Italian Prime Minister’s Representative, Undersecretary of Justice Ministry Cosimo Ferri, a number of senior Italian officials, including Milan Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, and representatives of the countries taking part in the Expo. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah quoted Italian officials, countries’ representatives and pavilion managers as having lauded the Kuwaiti Pavilion’s distinguished and successful presence in the Expo Milan 2015. Marked by proper organization, management, amazing designs and eye-catching exhibits, the Kuwaiti pavilion has attracted as many as 1.3 million visitors so far, the cabinet minister boasted.
“This success springs from Kuwaitis’ loyalty to and appreciation for their deep humanitarian values, which are reflected in the humanitarian realm, as Kuwait always wastes no time to lend a hand to the needy with no purpose or discrimination,” he said. The Kuwaiti presence in the international event reflected the Kuwaiti people’s sincere desire for opening up and communication with, and amity towards, people across the world, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah pointed out.”This success should lead to more successes in all domains,” he said, citing it as a sign of the Kuwaiti people’s ability to give more and more.
He attributed Kuwait’s great international position to the fact that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the “Humanitarian Leader and Dean of the World Diplomacy”, is a model for tolerance, brotherhood and support for the oppressed and defenseless people. The success of the Kuwaiti Pavilion has crowned great media efforts and planning involving all ministries and state bodies, the minister added. Kuwait’s successes at both regional and international levels are the outgrowth of its wise policy and farsightedness under the leadership of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister, he noted.
The Kuwaiti pavilion at the Expo Milan 2015 attracted large numbers of visitors who admired the country’s transition from life in desert to a modern society. The pavilion contains different scientific, cultural and artistic activities aiming to showcase history and culture of the State of Kuwait. Expo Milan 2015 is a major international exhibition that has been held every five years since the 19th century. Covering 272 Acres, it expects an estimated 29 million visitors from May 1st-October 31st 2015. Over 140 participating countries are showcasing the best of their technology, which will offer answers to questions revolving around health, safety and better food nourishment. – KUNA