MOSCOW, Nov 22 (NNN-KUNA) — The Kuwaiti diplomatic mission in Russia has sponsored the annual philanthropic and celebratory gathering, Moscow Winter Ball, to raise donations for funding scientific research and supporting children suffering from cancer.

Abdulaziz Al-Adwani, the State of Kuwait Ambassador to the Russian Federation, addressed the gala ball, sponsored by the Kuwaiti Embassy.

He expressed gratitude to the steering committee for choosing the Kuwaiti mission to sponsor the festive gathering, proceeds of which would be allotted for the local medical centers for cancer treatment.

The State of Kuwait offers aid to peoples in need regardless of their religion or race, noted the ambassador, affirming Kuwait’s advocacy of helping others on strictly humanitarian bases.

Kamel Ghribi, Chairman of the GK Investment and Development company, the main financier of the gala, noted in remarks to KUNA necessity of presenting the Arab world abroad, through “positive contributions to counter the negative image some quarters have been trying to draw about the Arabs, particularly in Europe.”

Moscow Winter Ball has been regularly held since 18 years ago, with aim of raising funds for treating children’s serious illnesses.

The gala ball was attended by Arab, foreign ambassador and diplomats, representatives of major banks and industrial conglomerates, as well as delegations from jewelry, insurance and fur companies.

Also attending were the Second Secretary of the Kuwaiti Embassy, Jamal Al-Rifaee, the Third Secretary Nasser Al-Ramzi and the famous Kuwaiti fashion designer, Reem Al-Mislem. — NNN-KUNA