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Asian academic forum kicks off.

| KUWAIT, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah inaugurated here on Wednesday an academic forum dubbed (Asia .. Future Visions) on the occasion of the first Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit (ACD) to be hosted by Kuwait between 15 and 17 October.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid expressed in his opening address his happiness to be at the University of Kuwait, "which is an academic edifice that we feel proud of as this hall bears the name of the late Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Sabah, one of the most prominent founders of educational renaissance in Kuwait." He also expressed his pleasure to patronize this academic forum for ACD and participate in its activities at the kind invitation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid said that Asian academic and scientific institutions, and in complementation of their leading role in community service and support of decision-makers, carry out the task of preparing cultural and academic forums, seminars and scientific discussions on the sidelines of international conferences through the use of energies and specialized expertise which in turn seek to provide a summary of their visions after a series of wealthy discussions, therefore, expanding horizons of policy makers and strategies in various fields.

He added that the invitation of His Highness the Amir to hold the first ACD summit is the culmination of the efforts of the State of Kuwait to strengthen political, economic, trade and cultural ties.

He said that the State of Kuwait and out of its belief in the activation of its vital role in shaping the future prospects of the Asian continent by means of cooperation and for the consolidation of peace and security, development and human rights and the reduction of poverty and environmental degradation, climate change and food security, has been keen since independence to strengthen and consolidate its relations with the countries of the Asian continent with the opening and expansion of diplomatic missions. (end). KUNA 101549 Oct 12NNNN

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Date:Oct 10, 2012
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