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Saturday , November 16 2019

PM’s visit to Egypt to further boost ties, says Al-Thuwaikh

Both countries share strong history

Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh speaking to reporters.

CAIRO, Oct 19, (KUNA): The upcoming visit by the Prime Minister of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, will further boost the strong relations with Egypt, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Saturday.

Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh welcomed the visit – scheduled for Sunday – saying that it came after a month of the visit carried out by Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi to Kuwait where he met with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The Ambassador expressed confidence that Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak’s visit will help further reinvigorate Kuwaiti-Egyptian relations.

Ambassador Al-Thuwaikh affirmed the frequency of high-level state visits by top officials from both countries reflected the strong brotherly relations between Kuwait and Egypt.

The two nations shared a strong history especially during the 1967 and the 1973 wars against Israel when Kuwaiti and Egyptian troops stood side by side to defend Arab and Muslim integrity, said the Kuwaiti diplomat who also commended Egypt’s strong stance against Iraqi greed in Kuwaiti land especially during the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

The Egyptian Army also played an integral role in liberating Kuwait in 1991 from the Iraqi invasion, he said, affirming that both nations appreciated and valued their strategic partnership and mutual interest in developing relations.

Investors

Ambassador Al-Thuwaikh encouraged both Kuwaiti and Egyptian investors to seek business opportunities offered by the respective countries, saying that the upcoming two-day visit by Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak will surely focus on this important issue.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak is expected to meet with President El-Sisi and Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly. He is scheduled to sign numerous accords and agreements.

In reaction to the upcoming visit, Egyptian strategists, economist, and academics welcomed the upcoming visit by Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak, saying that it will thrive bilateral relations.

In various statements to KUNA, strategists said that the Arab world was in need for more countries to collaborate and cooperate on matters pertaining to the overall development of Arab citizens and their protection from harm.

The visit comes at a crucial time for the Arab world in which countries, such as Kuwait, Egypt and the rest of Arab region, were in need for bolstering ties on all possible levels.

The strategists affirmed that Kuwait, in recent history, has been keen on the development of Egypt especially during recent conferences aimed at boosting Egyptian economy.

Focusing on economic cooperation, a number of economists and academics told KUNA that the upcoming visit by Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak was another step to boost cooperation within the economic, tourism, and commercial domains.

They affirmed that Egyptian investors and business personnel were willing to share their business opportunities with their Kuwaiti brethren during Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak’s visit. Egypt had implemented several steps to attract and encourage business opportunities with various countries especially Kuwait and this will be the main focus of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak’s visit to the country, they indicated.

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