Kuwait marks 62nd Independence Anniversary Saturday – Kuwait Times






KUWAIT: On February 25th of every year, the Kuwaiti people, with sentiments of pride and gratification, reminisce the day when their country had become independent to move from its glorious past to an honorable present and bright future. This year’s 62nd anniversary of the National Day coincides with the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, marking historical stages where the country managed to overcome major challenges thanks to the sagacity of its leadership, people’s solidarity and sisterly and friendly countries’ support.

On June 19, 1961, Kuwait gained independence, putting an end to the Anglo-Kuwaiti Agreement of 1899, followed by a decree on May 18, 1961 to conjoin the National Day and the Amir’s ascension celebration into one event marked every year on February 25th.Historically, then Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah saw that the Anglo-Kuwait agreement — signed by the late Amir Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah and the British — had ran its course in terms of protecting Kuwait from external threats considering recent international development at the time. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem, since ascending to…

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