World Bank CEO announces His Highness Amir award for global development, peace efforts

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Fri, Apr 12, 2019

KUWAIT, April 12 (KUNA) -- World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristilina Georgieva announced on Friday an award handed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in recognition of his role in supporting economic and social development worldwide and global peace.

This came at an award ceremony announcing the award in Washington, which is being attended on his behalf by his representative Finance Minister Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf.

During the event, Georgieva revealed that World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj will be visiting Kuwait between April 28-30 to hand the award to His Highness the Amir in person.

The occasion is unprecedented and is the first time the World Bank bestows such recognition upon a world leader.

It comes in appreciation for His Highness' globally-recognised role in supporting political, economic and social stability worldwide in addition to his tireless efforts in assisting people in need around the world. (end)