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Saudi King Salman arrives in Kuwait on historic visit

Amir voices deep pleasure, hails brotherly ties

MANAMA: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (left) shares a light moment with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the GCC summit in the Bahraini capital on Tuesday. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will arrive in Kuwait today on an official visit, where he will hold talks with HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. In his first official state visit to Kuwait since ascending the throne on Jan 23, 2015, King Salman will focus on reinforcing the strong relations with Kuwait. Kuwait is the final stop on King Salman’s Gulf tour, which began in the United Arab Emirates, followed by a visit to Qatar. He then traveled to Bahrain, which hosted this year’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit that ended yesterday.

HH Sheikh Sabah yesterday expressed overwhelming pleasure on the visit that portrays the brotherly ties between the two Gulf states. The Amiri Diwan, in a statement, quoted HH the Amir as warmly welcoming the Saudi Monarch and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the officials who would accompany him during the visit to the country, “where they will be guests in their second home, among their families and brothers.”

This visit clearly reflects the good and brotherly bonds between the two countries’ leaderships and peoples that have stood together in face of hardships and dangers, the Amir stated. He lauded the historic and pivotal role played by the Saudi leadership and people in support of the Kuwaiti cause, namely the flagrant “Saddami aggression” in 1990, alluding to the invasion of the country by forces of the ousted and executed Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein. He recalled in this context bravery of the Saudi forces that had taken part in the epic liberation of the country.

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