Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in Kuwait on Friday, concluding a Gulf visit that brought him through Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain in preparation for a Gulf summit later this month in Riyadh.
The Saudi Crown Prince will be greeted upon his arrival by Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Kuwait’s Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, stated on Thursday that the visit “confirms the firm fraternal relations between Kuwait and Riyadh on both official and unofficial levels, and in the consolidation of amicable bonds between both countries’ leaders and peoples,” according to a statement carried by Kuwait’s news agency KUNA.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit is his third since becoming crown prince. His first visit to Kuwait was as Deputy Crown Prince in May 2015, and his second was in September 2018 after becoming Crown Prince on June 21, 2017.
While Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah made his first visit to the Saudi Kingdom in June, he returned in October to attend the “Green Middle East Initiative” event.
Cooperation between the two nations spanned many disciplines, resulting in the formation of the Gulf Cooperation Council on May 25, 1981, which produced several accomplishments for Gulf countries via combined action. The two nations signed multiple agreements covering a wide range of topics, including media, scientific, cultural, economic, and air transport services, as well as enabling the movement of persons from both countries, the flow of products across borders, and the exchange of goods.
They also signed memorandums of understanding for cooperation in Islamic matters and pilgrim facilities, which are usually preceded by coordination and consultative discussions, reflecting favourably on the two brotherly people. According to KUNA, the two countries signed the minute of the Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council on July 18th, 2018, which held its first meeting in Riyadh last June and saw the signing of six agreements on cooperation in the fields of youth, direct investment encouragement, education, scientific research, and sports.