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Kuwait's Defence Attache takes over Presidency of corps in Brussels.

BRUSSELS, June 4 (KUNA) -- The outgoing President and Dean of CAMNA (Corps of Defence Attaches) in Brussels, Lieutenant Colonel Heino Matzken of Germany has handed over his responsibilities to Brigadier General Khaled Al-Ragem, Kuwait Defense Attache. "Today is the handover of the Presidency of Corps of Defence Attaches in Brussels to my dear friend Brigadier General Khaled Al-Ragem of Kuwait," Matzken told KUNA during the handover ceremony held at the German Embassy late on Friday. "The President is the key leader of the CAMNA here in Brussels and he has to foster community of the attaches, as well as their families," he said. "I am very happy and proud that I could convince my dear friend Khaled to take over this post. I of course wish him my best in the next years to come and I am sure that he can manage this task," he added. On his part, Al-Ragem said, "we, as Defense Attaches, represent our countries with pride, ambition and hope for the future. We are here today to improve our Military relationships, through the Kingdom of Belgium, to help create a solid unity between us." Matzken, who held the post for two years, also clarified that seniority is not an absolute condition to take over the Presidency and he himself was not the senior most when he took over as President of CAMNA. Al-Ragem has made history by becoming the first Attache from an Arab country to be elected as Dean of CAMNA in a European country when he was elected on May 28. The duration of the post is four years. There are 67 Defence Attaches based in Belgium and they include Military, Naval and Air Attaches accredited to the Kingdom. (end) nk.hb

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Jun 4, 2016
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