Minister of Defence Attends Military College Graduation, Commends New Officers for their Achievements

Mar 28, 2011, 06:37 ET from Al Madar

KUWAIT CITY, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah attended Ali Al-Sabah Military College's graduation ceremony to take part in the momentous day with the new graduates. The graduation ceremony last week marked the commencement of the 15th class of college army officers and 38th class of army officers.

Sheikh Jaber and Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Administration and staff members at the academy also attended the graduation.

Head of the Ali Al-Sabah Military College Major General Ahmad Al-Rahmani spoke to the ceremony attendees and welcomed His Highness the Amir. General Al-Rahmani urged the graduates to carry out their collective duty to defend Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people.

Sheikh Jaber discussed the bright future ahead for Kuwait's new army officers. He said, "I am confident that these servicemen will help maintain a strong, secure Kuwait now and in the future. Kuwait's military plays a vital role in preserving peace and stability in the region and these officers will help to continue that tradition."

Sheikh Jaber also spoke to reporters after the event and took the opportunity to reaffirm Kuwait's strong support for Bahrain, a neighboring GCC country. Kuwait recently deployed naval forces as part of a collective GCC effort to bolster Bahrain's military and police in the wake of civil unrest on the island.

The Kuwaiti naval forces currently deployed in Bahrain are "part and parcel of the Peninsula Shield Forces that are defending Bahrain," said Sheikh Jaber. "Sending these forces to Bahrain is a manifestation of our commitment to that country, and is a step with which we are pleased."

Also last week, Sheikh Jaber awarded a number of army officers medals of National Defence and first degree Order at a ceremony.  Shekih Jaber stated, "The efforts you are making in implementing the tasks and duties prove your love and loyalty to God, [our] homeland and the Amir."

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