(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait's "Journey of Hope" boat docked at the port of Malta's capital city of Valletta on Monday from Alexandria, Egypt, as part of its 19-country tour aiming to deliver a message to world for benefit of persons with intellectual disability.
The team on board were warmly received by Kuwait Ambassador to Malta Faisal Suleiman Al-Musaileem , the diplomatic staff of the embassy, Military Attache in Paris Dhari Bouresly, coordinator of backup and support Homoud Al-Shemmeri and representative of the executive board of the mission Khaled Al-Athari as well as representatives of Maltese societies caring for persons with disabilities.
Welcoming the humanitarian mission to Malta, Ambassador Al-Musaileem affirmed, in a statement to KUNA, Kuwait's keenness on caring for persons with special needs and backing all initiatives aiming to integrate them with the society.
He cited as an example of this care the kind patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for this humanitarian mission.
"This mission set sail from Kuwait under full support from the political leadership, the state departments, civil societies and families of persons with intellectual disability," Ambassador Al-Musaileem affirmed.
He thanked all those who contributed to the mission, voicing hope that the mission will succeed in drawing the attention of all people around the globe to the needs of this segment of the society.
Malta is the eighth leg in the boat's 19-nation trip which included five member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Yemen and Egypt. The boat will proceed to Washington after its call to Valletta.