Kuwait Flag Marks 55 Years
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The flag of Kuwait was officially adopted in 1961- its current Pan-Arab colours of black, white, green and red, replacing the all red flag with the centred word of "Kuwait" in white.

The current flag was raised over Seif Palace on November 24, 1961, marking Kuwait's independence from Britain. Late Sheikh Saad Al-Abduallah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was the first to hoist the flag under the ruling of the late Amir Sheikh Abduallah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who was named as "father of independence”. In 1961, Kuwait signed an independence treaty with Sir George Middleton, the British commissioner for the Arabian Gulf, cancelling an agreement signed with Britain in 1899 to protect the Gulf country against external ambitions.

When Kuwait joined the United Nations, the Kuwaiti flag was hoisted in front of the UN headquarters by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who was Kuwait Foreign Minister back then.



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