The prestigious university of Perugia has decided to award the honorary doctorate degree to Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah at the outset of the new academic year. The university of Perugia decided to bestow such degree upon Sheikh Dr. Mohammad, the Kuwaiti top diplomat, in recognition of his role in preserving global stability. Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister on Kuwait Antonio Capuano told KUNA Saturday that the academic senate of Perugia university has unanimously agreed upon awarding Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Sabah the honorary doctorate degree in international relations during the annual ceremony ushering in the new academic year. The university of Perugia takes its name from the eponymous capital city of Umbria region, and Sheikh Dr. Mohammad who will receive the certificate of honorary doctorate at the opening ceremony of the academic year, will give a special lecture on the international politics before the university professors, top scientific and literary figures as well as statesmen in the presence of Italian Foreign Minister and in accordance with the time-honored academic traditions of the university. Capuano said that awarding such high-level rank to Sheikh Dr. Mohammad comes in view of the pivotal role which State of Kuwait, and its leaders play on the regional and international scene, while Italy regards Kuwait as an element of stability in the region as a whole. He also made clear that Italy seeks through such awarding, which comes from one of its most prestigious universities, to show its great appreciation for the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, and to assert the precious value associated with his sustainable, and praiseworthy efforts at the regional and international levels when it comes to the management of crises. Capuano also referred to the subsidy provided by Kuwait to poor and developing countries along with its role on boosting international cooperation. Further, he said that this Italian scientific honoring of Sheikh Dr. Mohammad emanates from Italy\'s special view of the State of Kuwait as the main gateway to the Arab Gulf states region, and a country with a political weight when it comes to determining political matters in this region, while Italy itself is keen on being Kuwait\'s partner, and its main gateway to Europe. Finally, Capuano said that his naming by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as the latter\'s advisor on Kuwait following the visit made by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Italy last year as a proof of the specificity of such ties, noting that this is the first time that Italian premier taps a special advisor on relations with a given region or country.