| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Kuwaiti crown prince to visit UK

According to Kuwait News Agency, on Monday, Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait is scheduled to make a visit to the United Kingdom.
Sheikh Meshal previously visited Britain in May to attend King Charles III’s coronation, as well as in September to offer condolences over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The UK and Kuwait have had a close relationship for more than 120 years, dating back to the signing of the Anglo-Kuwaiti Agreement in 1899.

The two countries inked an agreement in 1992 under which the UK would supply weapons to Kuwait and engage in joint military exercises.

Meanwhile, historical records show that commercial transactions date back more than 200 years.

British merchants and businesses established themselves in Kuwait as early as 1793, and the East India Company relocated its headquarters from Basra to Kuwait in 1821.

Today, Kuwait is a large investor in the UK, having established the Kuwait Investment Office in London.

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