“Close ranks and unite” — Cabinet urges Kuwaitis on aggression eve

KUWAIT, Aug 1 (KUNA) — The Cabinet, on eve of the 26th anniversary of the flagrant Iraqi invasion, urged the citizens to close ranks and maintain their national unity “so that Kuwait may be safeguarded under leadership of Their Highnesses the Amir and the Crown Prince.” The Government, in a statement read following its weekly session, called on the Kuwaiti people, on this painful occasion, to take lessons and seek to continue developing Kuwait for now and the future and stand together for maintaining the unity and the national bonds.
Such national unification is complementary to the march of the ancestors who have contributed to building the dear homeland. It is also necessary to maintain the blessing of security and stability “in shadow of our march leaders His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince.” The Cabinet, on eve of the aggression anniversary, recalled with “distress and bitter sentiments those who had fallen as martyrs, those had been taken as prisoners, as well as those who had been enlisted as missing from our dear homeland and sisterly States.” The ministers expressed gratitude to help provided by sisterly and friendly States as well as the brave stances that had helped Kuwait restore its sovereignty, freedom and integrity, “such aid will remain ingrained in the Kuwaitis’ consciousness.” They prayed for souls of the late great leaders, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah for “the sacrifices they had given in facing the blatant aggression and liberating the country from claws of the hateful occupation.” (end) rk