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Indian community's role in Kuwait lauded
November 9, 2013, 1:02 pm
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Businessman Yusuff Ali MA exchanging greetings to H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah during a dinner reception hosted by Indian Prime Minister at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

 

The contribution of the 700,000 strong Indian community in Kuwait was extolled by the Prime Ministers of both the countries at their banquet speeches on Friday night at the Hyderabad House here.

Speaking first, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while talking about Kuwait's linkages "from time immemorial", with commerce, culture and religion of India, said: "The seven hundred thousand Indians in your country are a living bridge between Kuwait and India. They are building their lives, supporting families at home and contributing to Kuwait's pluralism and progress."

"Your present visit has added fresh winds to our sails. We value your contribution to the cause of peace in the region, and we look forward to Kuwait's leadership in seeking solutions to the region's many challenges," he said.

 

Visiting Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, while echoing the Indian Prime Minister's sentiments, said Kuwait was "proud to have the Indian community among us".He said they not only form the largest foreign community in Kuwait, but are participating in various vocations and have made "notable contributions, particularly in the private sector".

Apart from the accompanying Kuwait delegation, Cabinet ministers including Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Commerce Minister Anantha Sharma, Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahmed,  FICCI President Naina Lal Kidwai, Yusuff Ali MA are among other number of dignitaries who attended the dinner reception.

 

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