Kuwait’s Emir to make first state visit to Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
EMIR of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will be making a two-day state visit to Brunei on Tuesday for the first time in his ten-year rule at the helm of the Arab nation.
The state news wire service Kuwait News Agency reported yesterday that the Kuwaiti Emir will be making the visit after attending the 2nd Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit in Bangkok, where he is due to arrive today.
Information provided by the Kuwaiti embassy said that the Emir is making the state visit on the kind invitation from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
His Majesty previously made a two-day state visit to the Arabian country in May last year where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to enhance investment cooperation between both countries.
The embassy said that a number of MoUs are poised to be signed between the two countries during the upcoming visit on the fields of education, research, tourism, trade and bilateral cooperation.
Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and over 80 Kuwaiti senior officials, dignitaries and royal family members are slated to accompany the Emir on the state visit.
Brunei established diplomatic relations with Kuwait in 1990 and is due to host the 3rd biennial Kuwait-Brunei Joint Committee meeting in the capital sometime during December this year.
The Brunei Times