The annual traditional pearl diving expedition will always remind Kuwaiti youth of their country's glorious past and heritage, His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said here Wednesday.
This statement came during Sheikh Nawaf's reception of the 25th traditional pearl diving expedition's participants.
The expedition is held annually under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
During the meeting, attended by Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Board Chairman and Director General of Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) Faisal Al-Jazzaf, and other officials, Sheikh Nawaf conveyed greetings from His Highness the Amir to the expedition's participants.
He stressed that the annual event reflected the youth's keenness on preserving Kuwait's traditions, adding that the hardship experienced during the trip also was reflective of the younger generation's tenacious attitude.
The Deputy Amir also welcomed participants from Oman and Bahrain who took part in this expedition.
Sheikh Nawaf thanked Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) and also the administration at Kuwait Sea Sports Club for organizing this expedition.
On his part, Minister of Information Sheikh Salman thanked the Kuwaiti leadership for its continuous support towards the event which would hopefully help in carrying on Kuwaiti traditions to the future generations.
Also attending the meeting today was the head of the Kuwaiti Sea Sports Club Fahad Ahmad Al-Fahad who expressed gratitude towards the Kuwaiti leadership and several other organizations for supporting the traditional pearl diving expedition.
He affirmed that the expedition helped in solidifying the sense of national unity amongst the young generation of Kuwaitis.
Fahad Al-Fahad also stressed that the participation of Bahraini and Omani youth in the expedition was a sign that GCC nations were keen on preserving their joint heritages found in traditional pearl diving.
At the end of the reception, the expedition's participants presented His Highness Sheikh Nawaf with a souvenir consisting of pearls found during their trip.
Also the Omani team which took part in the expedition presented the Deputy Amir with a souvenir.