The Embassy of the State of Kuwait, in the Republic of Bulgaria, organized an official reception on the 21st of February 2019 at the Marinella Hotel in Sofia on the occasion of the 58th Independence Day and the 28th Liberation Day.

25th of February, the National holiday of the State of Kuwait, is associated with gaining the country's independence on the 19th of June 1961 and with its liberation on the 28th of February 1991. The two historic events are celebrated together as one national holiday.

The Minister of Economy Mr. Emil Karanikolov, the Director of the "Middle East and Africa" Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Nikolay Nikolov, the Chairmen of the Parliamentary Friendship Group between the Republic of Bulgaria and the State of Kuwait Mr. Geogi Dinev, as well as ambassadors and diplomats, representatives of the media, Arab organizations and friends were all attendees at the reception given by H. E. Dr. Yaqoub Alateeqi - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Republic of Bulgaria.

The event was the occasion for meetings between friends from different activity spheres - something that leads towards deepening of the relations between the two countries and between the two friendly people – that of the Republic of Bulgaria and the State of Kuwait.

The guests of the reception had the opportunity to see the specially made Kuwaiti corner in the hall, to watch video-footage of the country's achievements and to listen to Kuwaiti music. The Bulgare National Folklore Ensemble impressed the guests with an outstanding performance.

Attendees were gifted the new Bulgarian book of H. E. Dr. Yaqoub Alateeqi – "The Kurdish Question: National and Regional Dimensions". They also received promotional, cultural and literary brochures and materials from Kuwait.

Everyone enjoyed the variety of delicious Arabic and local dishes, as well as, the lovely pastries and cake.

The photos were provided by the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Above: H. E. Dr. Yaqoub Alateeqi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Republic of Bulgaria and Embassy Diplomats