Dr. Manssour Aboukhamseen, Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Energy Company
Kuwait Energy Company today announced that it is sponsoring a seminar on the "Kuwait and Iraq together towards a bright future” organized by the Gulf Studies Center of the American University of Kuwait (AUK), which will take place on Wednesday, April 27, at 6 pm. at the Safir International Hotel in Bneid Al-Gar.
The seminar will discuss the role and benefits of growing economic relations between Kuwait and Iraq, namely the private sector's role, and the prospects for tourism, logistics, cultural and social relations between both countries.
The seminar will be moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Kuwait’s Al Qabas newspaper, Mr. Waleed Abdul Latif Al Nisf, and will include prominent speakers from both Kuwait and Iraq, including Mr. Mohamad Al-Saqer, Chairman of the Arab and International Relations Council, Dr. Ibrahim Bahr Aloloum, Member of the Iraqi National Alliance and former Minister of Oil, Mrs. Nabila Al Anjari, General Manager of Leaders Group Consulting and Training, Mr. Salem Mashkour, Member of the Board of Trustees of Media and Communications in Iraq, Mr. Tarek Sultan, Chairman and Managing Director of Agility, Dr. Nabil Yaseen, an Iraqi Academic and Researcher, and Dr. Ali Qubian, Senior Lecturer and Consultant, Petroleum Engineering Course Director at London South Bank University.
The seminar is open to visiting and local dignitaries, professionals in Kuwait as well as AUK faculty and students.
The Director of the Gulf Studies Center of the American University of Kuwait, Dr. Mohammad Akbar, said: “Kuwait and Iraq have started a new chapter in political and economic relations. Capitalizing on the development of these relations will bring many benefits to both countries, as well as the other GCC and Arab countries. The forum will be a great opportunity to discuss how to best develop these relations and develop them to the benefit of the people. We thank Kuwait Energy for their support to the seminar and in bringing influential speakers from public and private sectors of Kuwait and Iraq.”
The Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Energy Company, Dr. Manssour Aboukhamseen, said: “This is a great opportunity to discuss and share views on how best to grow the already existing Kuwait-Iraq relations in the areas of business, tourism, and a variety of other fields for the mutual benefit of their peoples, and the region as a whole. We look forward to hosting our esteemed speakers and to listening to their views.”
The Gulf Studies Center at the American University of Kuwait works as a platform to enhance the understanding of the Gulf region, encourage informed scholarship in all academic disciplines, and promote dialogue and understanding between Gulf Countries, and the West. The Center holds lectures, academic conferences, releases publications and partners in cooperative programs with other universities and institutions on Gulf studies. The Center also offers the Gulf Studies Certificate Program and the Gulf Studies Minor, designed for students in Kuwait and abroad studying and researching Arab and the Gulf regions.
Kuwait Energy is one of the fastest growing oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East. The Company is headquartered in Kuwait, and is one of the few independent oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in the Middle East. Kuwait Energy Company operates in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Ukraine, Latvia, Russia and Pakistan.