The National Day of Kuwait is annually observed on February 25. This holiday commemorates Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-accession Sabahs to power in Kuwait in 1950. Al-Sabah was an outstanding leader. In 1961, he signed a treaty securing Kuwaits independence from Britain, bringing an end to the countrys status as a British protectorate.
The origins of Kuwait’s National Day can be traced back to Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-accession Sabah’s to power in 1950.
The State of Kuwait witnessed developmental progress in all fields to catch up with countries aspiring to build an honorable present and a bright future, and it contributed to playing a pivotal role in the regional and international files that it undertook, and it also became the focus of the worlds attention in humanitarian aid.
Since its independence, the State of Kuwait has sought to pursue a balanced foreign policy, taking openness and communication as a way, believing in friendship and peace as a principle, and in human development and economic prosperity for its people as a goal, within the framework of cooperation and coordination with regional and international organizations and supporting their efforts, aspirations and goals. Since the declaration of independence, Kuwait has gone through stages of development through which it sought to achieve the highest ranks among the ranks of developed countries, and pursued ambitious development plans in order to complete the process of building a modern state at all levels. HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, follows the footsteps of his predecessors, through his keenness on the unity of the Gulf ranks.
Kuwait is preparing to enter a new economic phase after its official institutions approved its first development plan, which includes huge projects that will be completed in the coming years.
Kuwait has a strong economy that is capable of facing and repelling any economic and financial crises, and this is proven by indicators, reports and international credit ratings for Kuwait and its economy.
Kuwait also maintains large financial and gold reserves, which have strengthened the Kuwaiti economy and enabled it to remain strong in the face of crises.
The State of Kuwait is among the leading countries in the Arab Gulf region in many vital and important fields such as education, health, culture and public services. The State of Kuwait has a good reputation for caring for its citizens. In the field of health care, the Kuwaiti government provides free care to all citizens, including access to basic medical care and necessary treatment in government hospitals and clinics.
Kuwait also includes a group of the best schools and universities in the region, and the government provides free education for all citizens, from kindergarten to university level, and the Kuwaiti government provides adequate and affordable housing for all citizens through government housing programs, in order to improve the standard of living and well-being of citizens.
The Kuwaiti government is keen to provide public services and social facilities, such as parks, mosques, theaters, and sports centers, to improve the quality of life and well-being of citizens. It also seeks to promote women’s rights, and provides them with job, educational, and political life opportunities.
The value of income from Kuwaiti investments amounted to 3.39 billion dinars during the first half of 2022, and Kuwaiti investment income abroad is divided according to the nature of the investment into 3 main types between direct investment, financial portfolio and other investments.
The Direct investment brought a return of 1.36 billion dinars during the period from the beginning of January to the end of June 2022, and that investment is concentrated in shares and direct ownership in companies and factories in all economic sectors. As for the financial portfolio: it came with a return of about 2.4 billion dinars, and the investment in the financial portfolio is concentrated specifically in bonds and stocks.
Other investments came with a return of about 419.2 million dinars, and that value represents the rest of the indirect investments from partnerships, participation in projects and non-financial investments.
In light of the state’s interest in sustainable human development, the Future Generations Reserve Fund in the State of Kuwait operates according to a tight strategy that ensures the best management of Kuwait’s financial reserves, to provide alternative revenues for oil revenues, as the Fund’s investments are spread in more than 125 economies around the world between developed and emerging markets.
The State of Kuwait is keen to be one of the most attractive countries for young people, investing in and developing their creative energies, enhancing their participation in decision-making and enabling them to occupy leadership positions at the societal, national and global levels, especially in accordance with its lofty vision that it recently launched, “Kuwait Vision 2035 “New Kuwait”.
The number of workers in the government sector reached 457,149, of whom 366,238 were male and female citizens, or 80.1 percent, compared to 90,911 non-citizens, or 19.9 percent.
The number of males reached 198,987, including 148,158 Kuwaitis, or 74.5 percent of the total number of males, while the number of females reached 258,162, including 218,080 Kuwaitis, or 84.5 percent of the total number of females.
The Kuwaiti woman, with her experiences, capabilities and qualifications, is considered a key partner in the preparation and implementation of the New Kuwait 2035, along with Kuwaiti man.
In 2009, Kuwaiti women achieved a remarkable leap in the journey to reach the Parliament when four women succeeded in the parliamentary elections at that time and obtained membership of the National Assembly through the ballot boxes, and they are still getting their share in Parliament.
The number of Kuwaiti female workers in the government labor market is more than 157 thousand women, representing 79% of the volume of employment in the government sector, and more than 55 Kuwaiti women hold leadership positions in the government sector.
Kuwait pays great attention to education, as an advanced and modern educational system has been established that includes many schools, universities and educational institutes. The rate of Kuwaiti spending on the education sector is considered one of the highest rates in the world, as the percentage of expenditure in Kuwait reached 12 percent of the total national expenditure.
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