Kuwaiti Health Minister in Iran

Kuwaiti Health Minister in Iran
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:32:31

Kuwaiti Health Minister Ali Saad al-Obaidi arrived in Tehran for a two-day official visit. He is officially invited by his Iranian counterpart Hassan Hashemi, and would discuss ways for the further expansion of ties between the two countries in health areas.

Al-Obaidi would meet with Iranian officials and visit health centers, hospitals, medical industries and know more about medical progresses in Iran.
They would also discuss issues of mutual interests as well as exchange of university students and professors and use of Iranian medical facilities for Kuwaiti people.

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-colored blaze of fireworks on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days of competition in Incheon where South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Olympic chief Thomas Bach were among the powerful figures watching a vivid opening ceremony.

Athletes dressed in colorful national garb, sharp suits and comfortable tracksuits waved to a crowd of 60,000, who offered enthusiastic welcomes to delegations from 45 countries including the South's neighbor, North Korea.

South Korean culture, known as the 'Korean Wave' or Hallyu, has swept through Asia in recent years generating billions of dollars in revenue from drama and pop music and Friday's ceremony drew heavily on its influence.

Actress Lee Young-ae lit the Asian Games cauldron and 'Gangnam Style' singer Psy delivered a rousing finale.

The ceremony, dubbed: 'Dream of 4.5 billion people, One Asia,' also featured traditional Korean performances of song, dance and poetry as athletes stood shoulder to shoulder behind the flags of 45 countries at the Incheon Asian Main Stadium.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), told the athletes: "We are delighted to welcome you and are looking forward to seeing you compete and perform based on fair play and respect.

"You are the heart and soul of the Games."