Kuwaiti lead­er­ship holds lun­cheon in honor of vis­it­ing Saudi King

King Sal­man’s visit historic: In­te­rior Min­is­ter

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: With the at­ten­dance of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud, His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held a lun­cheon in honor of the vis­it­ing Saudi Monarch.

Mean­while, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah yes­ter­day ex­pressed deep sat­is­fac­tion at the cur­rent historic visit to the coun­try by King Sal­man. This visit sig­nals the solid and deeply-rooted re­la­tions be­tween the State of Kuwait and the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia, said Sheikh Mo­ham­mad, also the head of the ac­com­pa­ny­ing mis­sion of honor, in a state­ment.

Peo­ples of the two broth­erly coun­tries look for­ward to this visit with re­spect of its im­pact on re­gional states’ devel­op­ment and pros­per­ity, he said, not­ing the King­dom’s solid stance on Kuwait’s side dur­ing the 1990 Iraqi ag­gres­sion and its warm host­ing of Kuwaiti cit­i­zens at these hard times. The King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia con­sti­tutes “the strate­gic depth and the solid shield in fac­ing dan­gers and chal­lenges,” he said, af­firm­ing the vi­tal Saudi sup­port for the State of Kuwait.

In con­clu­sion, he in­di­cated at the high-es­teem sta­tus of the King­dom in eyes of the Arab peo­ples, not­ing re­solve of King Sal­man and His High­ness the Amir for main­tain­ing se­cu­rity, sta­bil­ity and wel­fare in the Arab world.

King Sal­man, ac­com­pa­nied by a broad del­e­ga­tion of se­nior of­fi­cials, ar­rived in Kuwait on Thurs­day, start­ing a historic visit to the coun­try, where he held talks with His High­ness the Amir. He ar­rived to an elab­o­rate red-car­pet wel­come and cer­e­mo­nial ar­range­ments, dis­play­ing military per­son­nel; with tune of the two coun­tries’ Na­tional An­thems.

Kuwait and Saudi Ara­bia are mem­ber states of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC), es­tab­lished in the early 1980s in shadow of a re­gional war be­tween Iran and Iraq. The bloc was set up for closer links and co­op­er­a­tion at di­verse lev­els among its six mem­ber coun­tries—in­clud­ing Oman, the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. —KUNA

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and other top state of­fi­cials wel­come Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud to a lun­cheon held yes­ter­day in his honor. —Amiri Di­wan photos

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud per­form the tra­di­tional ‘ardha’ dance, as His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah is seen in the back­ground.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah is pic­tured with Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah is pic­tured with Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud.

Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud waves as he ar­rives to the venue.

Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud is wel­comed upon his ar­rival to the venue.

His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is pic­tured with Saudi King Sal­man Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud.

First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah per­forms the tra­di­tional ‘ardha’ dance.

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