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Saudi Crown Prince arrives today … visit key – Ties historic

Prince Mohammed bin Salman

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29, (KUNA): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al- Saud will arrive in Kuwait on Sept 30 on a visit, which includes official rounds of talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah. Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit to Kuwait is the second since he was named as a Crown Prince, and he visited Kuwait in 2015 and received by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah and senior state officials.

The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit stresses the keenness of the two brotherly countries to continuously consult on various issues, developments and ways to strengthen joint cooperation in different fields. This visit comes within the framework of the brotherly relations between the two countries due to the historic relationship, geographical proximity and popular cohesion since hundreds of years ago. Kuwaiti Cabinet, during its meeting last week, welcomed the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to the country, noting that his visit is part of deep-rooted relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and a great opportunity to exchange views over a host of issues of mutual interest and cement further cooperation at different levels. For his part, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah told the press that the relation between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia is “distinct and growing”. “We are always proud of the development of relations with Saudi Arabia and look admiringly at the achievements of the Kingdom,” Al-Jarallah added.

For many years, Crown Princes from the two brotherly countries exchanged visits that had a significant impact on strengthening relations, cooperation and exchange of views. Kuwaiti-Saudi relations have witnessed major developments in various economic, cultural and media fields such as the 1971 agreement on facilitating the entry and exit of cars between the two countries.

Kuwaiti people will always remember with gratitude the Kingdom’s historic stances and support towards Kuwait, especially the “heroic and decisive” help offered by Saudi Arabia to Kuwait in the struggle against the Iraqi invasion and occupation in 1990-1991 until the liberation of Kuwait and restoration of its legitimacy.

In the economic field, the oil policy of the two countries has been consistent, leading to a kind of stability in the oil markets as one of the largest producers of oil in the world. Without a doubt, both countries, with their great political and economic components and distinct social ties, have had a great influence in serving Arab and Islamic issues.

In a statement to KUNA, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said that His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, and the Kuwaiti people would like to welcome Prince Mohammad to his second home. The strong relations linking Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the past, the present and future are a great example for Arab nations to follow, said the Ambassador who indicated that the visit would focus on developing ties and it would touch on issues of mutual interests as well as development within the region and the world.

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