- By Hajra Moughadam
Oman prepares for the Emir of Kuwait’s official three day visit
With “high esteem and appreciation”, Muscat prepares to receive His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s guest, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait who is to arrive on an official three-day state visit starting today to his “second home country”.
A statement by the Diwan of Royal Court, says that “Crowning the strong, close and brotherly relations between the two countries, and in response to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s invitation, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, will pay a three-day State visit to the Sultanate, starting on Monday, 20 February, 2017.”
The Emir of Kuwait will be accorded an official welcome ceremony. The visit enhances the cooperation march between the Sultanate and Kuwait and out of both leaders’ keenness to enhance the joint interests between the two countries in different fields.
The Emir of Kuwait will be accompanied by an official delegation comprising Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah, Deputy Chief of the National Guard ; Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister; Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah, Deputy Minister of Emiri Diwan Affairs ; Sheikh Khalid Al Jarrah Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior ; Anas Khalid Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Ahmed Fahd Al Fahad, Director of the Office of Emir of Kuwait; Sheikh Khalid Al Abdullah Al Sabah Al Nasser Al Sabah, Chief of the Emiri Protocols, Khalid Sulaiman Al Jarallah, Deputy Foreign Minister; Yousuf Hamad Al Roumi, Chief of the Emiri Diwan’s Media and Cultural Affairs ; Sheikh Fawaz Al Saud Al Nasser Al Saud Al Sabah, Chief of Political and Economic Affairs at the Emiri Diwan; Ali Fahd Al Rashid, Advisor at the Emiri Diwan and Mazin Isa Al Isa , Undersecretary for the Information and Computer Centre Affairs at the Emiri Diwan; Nasser Haji Al Mezain, Assistant Foreign Minister for the GCC Affairs and Fahd Hajar Al Mutairi, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the Sultanate and a number of officials.
The Omani- Kuwaiti relations have for many years stretched far beyond the traditional relations among the brotherly nations.
The two have both expressed keen wishes on enhancing the relations between the two nations building on their common interests.
They will also discuss the developments of the region and their effects on the present and future of a number of states and the region as a whole.
What adds to the importance of the Emir of Kuwait’s visit to the Sultanate and the talks he will have with HM the Sultan is the fact that both leaders have firm believe in peace and the need to solve all disputes through peaceful means, constructive dialogue and abidance by international laws. Neither leader advocates the use of military intervention in the region or beyond.
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