Kuwait acquires land in Mexico for building cemetery

Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Samih Johar Hayat with Mexico Governor Eruviel Avila Villegas
Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Samih Johar Hayat with Mexico Governor Eruviel Avila Villegas

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) — The State of Kuwait has legally acquired a plot of land in Mexico State, in the United Mexican States, where the first cemetery for the Muslim community bearing the name of Kuwait will be built.
In a statement, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Samih Johar Hayat, said the 7,500-sq-m land was gifted to the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission by the friend of Kuwait, Mexico Governor Eruviel Avila Villegas. The Kuwaiti ambassador has officially received the documents on the land acquisition from the governor at advent of the blessed last ten days of the holy month, Ramadan.
Ambassador Hayat said the governor and concerned Mexican officials inked all the documents and finalized legal transactions, with attendance of the embassy lawyer, thus the plot of land became a “waqf” in the name of the people of Kuwait; where the Mexican authority no longer have jurisdictions over it.
The embassy, Ambassador Hayat added, would begin constructing the cemetery after Al-Fitr eid (in 10 days’ time), with a generous donation from a Kuwaiti good doer. (end) rk