EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT IN KUWAIT ON MONDAY TO EXPAND STRONG TIES

KUWAIT, Jan 2 – A new chapter of Kuwaiti-Egyptian relations will be written next Monday, when President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi arrives here on an official visit, which will include a meeting with the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Al-Sisi’s visit to Kuwait is the first since his inauguration as President last June. Both leaderships are looking forward to further expanding relations, on all possible domains.

Discussions on regional and international developments are expected to be included in the meeting, between the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad and President Al-Sisi.

The relations between the two Arab nations have always been strong and such fact was evident in Kuwait’s support for Egypt during the 1967 and 1973 wars against Israel.

Egypt returned the favour to Kuwait in 1990, during the Iraqi invasion through its stern support of the Kuwaiti right to liberate its land from the aggressors.

More recently, the Amir’s participation in Al-Sisi’s inauguration and Al-Sisi’s visit to Kuwait in 2013, as interim President, was a clear indication of the two nation’s strong political ties.

The relations on the economic, financial, and commercial levels have also been strong with several agreements signed between the two nations since the 1960’s.

Kuwait also showcased strong support for Egypt, granting USD one billion last Nov, to help the fellow Arab country to overcome its critical economic situation.

Commercial exchange between Egypt and Kuwait have also reached around USD 405 million in recent years.

SOURCE: KUNA