Kuwaiti Ex-Premier Awarded Order of Knighthood of Pioneer

President Sirleaf, assisted by Foreign Minister Kamara, bestows distinction on former Prime Minister of Kuwait Sabah. Photo Credit: EXECUTIVE MANSION

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted the former Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al-Sabah, into the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer of the Republic of Liberia, with the Knight of Grand Cordon, “for his personal and country’s invaluable services to uplift humanity.”

According to an Executive Mansion release, the investiture ceremony and luncheon took place at the Executive Pavilion on Broad Street on last Friday. Senior government officials including House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, the Doyen and members of the diplomatic corps, religious leaders, and citizens were in attendance.

Prior to the conferral of the order of distinction on former Prime Minister Al-Sabah, President Sirleaf said his visit to Liberia will continue to deepen the already existing friendship and expand the mutual benefits between both countries.

She said Liberia has received tremendous support from the State of Kuwait ranging from a commitment to the provision of financial support as well as the pavement of the Gbarnga-Mendikoma road, among others.

President Sirleaf said the visit of Sheikh Al-Sabah was a “great honor for the people of Liberia.”

She praised him for his tireless efforts in enhancing development in Liberia, especially his support towards the development of the Greenville Port in Sinoe County.

Following the investiture ceremony, she bid farewell to the visiting guest at Roberts International Airport where Sheikh Al Sabah described his visit to Liberia as “pleasing” and the relationship between the two countries a “strong partnership,” according to an Executive Mansion press release.

Also making remarks, National Port Authority Managing Director David Williams thanked the visitor and the State of Kuwait for the support to the NPA, especially the donation of four marine crafts, comprising of two tug boats, one pilot and one patrol boats to the Port of Greenville.

Al Sabah departed the country for Kuwait following a three-day visit.