On 25th February 2011, the State of Kuwait celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, 20th anniversary of liberation and 5th anniversary of the ascendance of H.H. the Amir to the leadership of the state of Kuwait.
I am very pleased to be in Hong Kong which attracts my attention since the first time I reached it. Kuwaiti officials and citizens who visited Hong Kong express their admiration of such vibrant and cosmopolitan city.
The State of Kuwait gives much attention to the development of different sectors especially the infrastructure and economic sectors. Kuwaiti government has prepared a development plan that includes execution of huge projects in different sectors. Therefore, Kuwait invites foreign investors to participate in different infrastructure projects such as power, communications, information technology and housing projects.
The relation between the State of Kuwait and Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR has been developing constantly since the opening of The Consulate General of Kuwait in Hong Kong in 1999. Many high level official delegations and a large number of Kuwaiti businessmen and tourists have visited Hong Kong and Macau over the last ten years.
The State of Kuwait has signed with Hong Kong SAR the Civil Aviation Agreement in 2004 and the Letter of Intent for the promotion of trade relations in 2008. Kuwait and Hong Kong have signed last year three important agreements. They are as follows: Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement, Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement and Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement.
I hope that the year of the rabbit will witness more improvements in the relations between Kuwait and Hong Kong. And I wish the readers a happy Chinese new year.
Bader S. Al-Tunaib
Consul General of Kuwait
科威特駐香港及澳門總領事 艾杜納 獻辭