Military urged to maintain preparedness.

Representative of His Highness the Amir and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has instructed the military personnel to keep vigilant and execute drills to upgrade their preparedness. This came in a speech delivered by His Highness the Crown Prince during his visit to the Defense Ministry’s HQ on Sunday evening where he was accompanied by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Upon arrival, His Highness the Crown Prince was received by First Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minster and Acting Defense Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Expressing his greetings to the army’s men on the holy month of Ramadan, His Highness the Crown Prince advised them to develop the country’s military system and provide radar systems with the latest technologies.

His Highness the Crown Prince at the Defense Ministry’s HQ.

His Highness Sheikh Mishal asked them to intensify operational drills with the armed forces of the sisterly and friendly countries, and pay attention to equipment maintenance to be very ready to achieve its planned role. His Highness the Crown Prince extolled relentless efforts made by the Ministry of Defense under the leadership of First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense.

In his speech, His Highness the Crown Prince expressed his pleasure about meeting with the Ministry’s staff, conveying greetings of His Highness the Amir, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on the holy month of Ramadan. His Highness Sheikh Mishal said that his visit to the Ministry of Defense, as His Highness the Amir’s representative, comes to cement the political leadership’s support, topped with His Highness the Amir, to the Armed Forces’ personnel who have proven, during their sacrifices and sincerity, that they are the fortified fortress of the homeland and its strong and solid shield.

Addressing the Ministry’s staff, His Highness the Crown Prince said: “We are following up your sincere missions and tasks made to the homeland and its leadership to protect and defend the country and its sanctities to maintain its security and stability”. In this regard, His Highness the Crown Prince highly appreciated Minister of Defense’s directives to keep registration process of noncommissioned officers and private courses open throughout the year and accept the applicants immediately that meet admission requirements and pass medical tests. His Highness Sheikh Mishal also praised cooperation and coordination between Kuwait’s Naval Force and the General Directorate of Coast Guard to preserve the security and safety of the country’s territorial waters, referring to remarkable efforts by the Ministry of Defense on signing some agreements with its peers in some countries to keep pace with all new developments in the field of armament.

His Highness Sheikh Mishal further commended keenness of the Kuwaiti army’s units on executing common drills to raise training and readiness of the forces. He then expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Defense’s cooperation with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to dispatch humanitarian relief aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Ukraine, and to those affected by the earthquake that hit Turkiye and Syria, in implementation of His Highness the Amir’s directives. Finally, His Highness Sheikh Mishal prayed to Allah the Almighty to maintain the dear homeland safe, secure, and stable, under the leadership of His Highness the Amir.

Meanwhile, Acting Chief of the General Staff of the Army Major General Staff Ghazi Hassan Al- Shammari delivered a speech on this occasion, thanking His Highness the Crown Prince for this visit. The visit embodies direct keenness of the Crown Prince on sharing the army’s personnel with this occasion, he said, expressing greetings of the Ministry’s staff to Sheikh Mishal on Ramadan month. Addressing His Highness the Crown Prince, Maj-Gen. Staff Al- Shammari said: “Your military sons are absolutely sure of keenness on Your Highness to achieve the goals of the homeland and citizens. They (sons) are aware of responsibilities them bear to achieve those goals, and of great acceleration in regional and international events and challenges, and their consequent repercussions on all levels”. He confirmed to His Highness Sheikh Mishal that the Kuwaiti army units are moving forward to enhance armament and training capabilities of their members to get the highest levels of preparedness and combat readiness through unilateral and joint exercises in cooperation with the brotherly and friendly armed forces, with the grace of Allah Almighty and support and guidance of the Crown Prince. He expressed sincere thanks and great gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mishal for his continuous support to military personnel, referring to the approval of recent promotions, which included a large number of members of the armed forces. Accompanied by a number of senior State officials, His Highness the Crown Prince was given a souvenir on this occasion during the visit.

Meanwhile, representative of His Highness the Amir and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has asked the National Guard to develop human resources and enhance their expertise and skills. This came in a speech delivered by His Highness the Crown Prince during his visit to the National Guard HQ Sunday evening, where he was accompanied by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. His Highness the Crown Prince also advised the Guard’s staff to support rehabilitation and training programs, as well as attract outstanding human elements to join. His Highness also expressed pleasure over meeting Guard staff in the holy month of Ramadan, conveying greetings of His Highness the Amir.

His Highness Crown Prince said, “We are following closely great duties made by the National Guard members for the dear Kuwait and its citizens through a path full of efforts.” His Highness the Crown Prince commended participation of the National Guard in comprehensive awareness campaign to combat drugs and protect youth from this devastating scourge. “We are also proud of electing a National Guard officer, as one of best cybersecurity leaders in the Middle East, and National Guard’s hosting of the conference of International Association of Gendarmeries and Police Forces with Military Status due in November 2023,” His Highness the Crown Prince said. His Highness the Crown Prince prayed to Allah the Almighty to maintain development and excellence to all institutions of Kuwait to preserve the dear homeland under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Meanwhile, National Guard Undersecretary Staff Lt. Gen. Hashim Al-Refaie expressed pride for, and pleasure about, His Highness the Crown Prince’s visit.

Source- Arab Times.

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