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His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Jordanian Monarch Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein are pictured in this photo. – KUNA photos
His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Jordanian Monarch Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein are pictured in this photo. – KUNA photos
Kuwait-Jordan: Solid ‘brotherly ties’ established by sagacious leaderships
Kuwait and Hashemite Kingdom take unified stands toward Palestinian cause

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is scheduled to depart for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Tuesday on a state visit during which he will hold talks with King Abdullah II aimed at beefing up further the robust and historic relations between the two brotherly countries. Leaders of the two brotherly countries have been seeking to add more strength to these bonds based on one faith, language, history, and common destiny, elevating them higher to serve joint higher interests.

Bonded with the strategic relationship, Kuwait and the Hashemite Kingdom coordinate at regional and international levels to the extent that it has become an example to be followed at the level of pan-Arab joint action. Kuwait and Jordan have worked out bilateral agreements designed to bolster cooperation and progress in each of the two countries in the political, parliamentary, cultural, educational, health, information and military sectors.

Kuwait-Jordan relations, established in 1961, have been evolving due to continued coordination, stances’ harmony toward various issues, partnership, and cooperation agreements amounting to 73 accords in diverse fields. At the political level, Kuwaiti and Jordanian officials have paid an unaccountable number of visits to the two countries, with agendas notably aimed at promoting coordination in various sectors, namely joint Arab action.

The two countries have been taking unified stands toward the Palestinian cause, supporting the Palestinian people in their struggle to end the Zionist occupation of their territories and jointly backing the efforts to establish just peace. Kuwait has eyed the high-value efforts exerted by King Abdullah II, namely his steady stand in support of the people of Gaza and his personal involvement in dropping relief aid to the Gazans from the air.

At the parliamentary level, Amman and Kuwait have also maintained close coordination at diverse levels to serve causes that serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, the Arab and Muslim nations. In the economic realm, Kuwait devotes special concern to promoting economic cooperation with the Hashemite Kingdom, as Kuwaiti investments in the country have reached $20 billion, topping Arab enterprises.

The invested Kuwaiti funds cover tourism, industries, raw materials, banks, transport, property, and communications. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) is a main partner at the level of development enterprises in the Kingdom, financing some 32 ventures at a value exceeding KD 230 million (approx. $746 million). Kuwait, for its part, hosts some 60,000 Jordanian nationals who work in several fields, namely medical care and education.

Moreover, at this level, there are a number of Jordanians who study at the universities in Kuwait, and some 3,700 Kuwaiti students are enrolled at the higher education faculties in the Hashemite Kingdom. In the military sector, the two countries signed, in February 2024, the minutes of the joint military commission for coordinating training and combat skills. Kuwait’s National Guards began cooperating with the Jordanian Army in 2017 after holding the first joint military cooperation session. Amman and Kuwait cooperate at the humanitarian level. The Kuwaiti embassy in Amman spares no effort to support Kuwaiti charities that help Palestinian and Syrian refugees as well as limited-income Jordanian families.

Furthermore, Kuwaitis and Jordanians have close social bonds. In May 2023, the representative of His Highness the Amir attended the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Hashemite Kingdom’s Crown Prince. In December 2023, the Jordanian Royal Court announced a seven-day mourning for the demise of the late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. — KUNA

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