American Business Council Kuwait hosts Annual Iftar Dinner
The American Business Council Kuwait– AmCham Kuwait (ABCK) hosted its annual Ramadan Iftar at the Four Seasons Hotel, on Tuesday, May 21st sponsored by Boeing Middle East. The event welcomed members of The Kuwait Disabled Sports Club whose worldwide achievements were recognized.
In his opening speech, ABCK’s Vice Chairman Mr.Fred Shuaibi, thanked all present and Boeing for being a strong supporter of American Business Council in Kuwait.
“The President of the United States recently said ´ Ramadan is the time of charity, of giving and service to fellow citizens. It is a time to draw closer as families, neighbors and communities” and it is in this spirit that the American Business Council -Kuwait host tonight’s iftar with our friends and neighbors of Kuwait. We are honored and privileged to have Ambassador Lawrence Silverman, the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait and Mr. Shafi Al Hajeri, the Chairman of the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club with us today. We are also proud to host the club members and amazing athletes that have achieved so much this year1 We sincerely thank Mr. Bernard Dunn and all those at Boeing for sponsoring this wonderful iftar for all of us. ABCK wished all Ramadan Kareem.
Ambassador Silverman added: ´ Ramadan highlights the strong community sprit within Kuwait. I have enjoyed attending many iftars, diwaniyas, and ghabgas over the past two weeks. I would like thank ABCK for organizing this iftar and Boeing for sponsoring. ABCK has had an active calendar of events over the past several months and the Embassy looks forward to partnering with ABCK on a terrific line -up of events beginning again in the fall, to help contribute to the growth of the US-Kuwait bilateral trade and investment relationship”
Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, Africa and Turkey, shared some words with the attendees: “Ramadan Kareem to our Kuwaiti partners. We are proud of the work we have achieved together over the past 50 years. Tonight serves as a reminder that kindness, understanding and respect are fundamental pillars to the betterment of any community and that each of us has an important part to play in the country’s development.”
This year’s iftar event welcomed a total of 100 people who are ABCK members, executives, athletes from the Kuwaiti Disabled Sports Club, and distinguished guests. Kuwait Disabled Sports Club Chairman Mr.Shafi emphasized on the importance of human: ‘’ Friendship, collaborations and charity are the three magic human values. We must work hard to enhance them to lead us to a better world’”
ABCK has been promoting American business interest for almost 35 years by supporting its members and advocating trade growth between the USA and the State of Kuwait while continuing to promote understanding between two cultures and bringing the community together.