KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace yesterday First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as well as the visiting Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and Mekhlafi held a meeting later yesterday which touched on bilateral relations and discussed many issues on regional and international fronts. The Yemeni Foreign minister expressed appreciation to Kuwait's ongoing support to restore peace and stability in Yemen in accordance to the GCC initiative, the National Dialogue and the UN Security council resolution No 2216. He also thanked Kuwait for hosting the Yemeni peace talks for five months, back in April.
The meeting was attended by Acting Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs Ambassador Aziz Al-Daihani, and senior officials at the Foreign Ministry. Later, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled held a lunch banquet on the honor of the visiting Yemeni minister and his accompanying delegation.
Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir received Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, as well as Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh who was accompanied by visiting Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khaled Al-Faleh. The meetings were attended by Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah also met with Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel who presented him with a specie, commemorating the 130th anniversary of the first Kuwaiti coin currency 'Baisa 1886-2016'. Later, Hashel presented the same commemorative coin to His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Earlier yesterday, His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince met separately with His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Meanwhile His Highness the Crown Prince also received deputy head of the ruling family council Sheikh Dr Ibrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah.
In other news, His Highness the Amir sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, expressing his condolences over the passing away of mother of Prince Faisal bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister sent similar cables. - KUNA