MANAMA/MUSCAT/CAIRO: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent yesterday a written message to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifah. The message is concerned with the strong and solid bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples, and means of supporting and strengthening them in various fields and at all levels. The message was delivered by Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah during his meeting with King Hamad in the framework of his official visit to Manama.
Earlier yesterday, Sheikh Dr Ahmad delivered a letter from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Sultan Haitham bin Tareq of Oman dealing with means of further cementing deep-rooted bilateral relations at all levels. Sheikh Dr Ahmad handed the letter over during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahad bin Mahmoud Al-Saeed yesterday.
Meanwhile, Omani Foreign Minister Bader Al-Busaeedi held talks yesterday with his Kuwaiti counterpart on ways of further boosting cooperation to serve mutual interest. The two top diplomats reaffirmed keenness to strengthen cooperation in all domains. They have also exchanged views over a host of regional and international issues, as well as measures to cement the common GCC march following the Gulf Cooperation Council's summit that was held in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, last month. The meeting was attended by officials from the two sides.
Sheikh Dr Ahmad also held talks on with his Bahraini counterpart Dr Abdul-Latif bin Rashed Al-Zayani on the solid ties that bind the two countries. The discussions also dealt with regional and international issues and topics that need to be addressed by the GCC during its current Bahrain-chaired session.
In other news, Egypt's President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi praised the "closeness and exclusivity" of his country's relations with Kuwait during talks with its visiting Foreign Minister on Saturday. Cairo is keen to develop its close and distinguished cooperation with Kuwait, he said, as both look to preserve domestic as well as regional security, stability and development, according to presidency spokesman Bassam Radi. Egypt appreciates Kuwait's recent "sincere reconciliation efforts," and stands firmly behind endeavors that boost the solidarity and safeguard the national security of Arab nations, he added.
President Sisi asked for his personal greetings to be conveyed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as he congratulated the Kuwaiti government and people on their National Day. This came in response to a written message from His Highness the Amir, which discussed deep-rooted bilateral relations, and means to support these ties, delivered by the visiting Kuwaiti foreign minister. During the talks, Sheikh Dr Ahmad said Kuwait is proud of the strong historical ties that exist with Egypt and its people.
Kuwait is keen to strengthen cooperation with Egypt through periodic consultation and coordination on various issues, the Egyptian statement quoted him as saying. The minister praised Egypt's pivotal role in the region as a "pillar for security and stability" in the Arab world and its keenness to strengthen solidarity and encourage joint action amongst its nations. The encounter was held in the presence of Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh. - KUNA