KUWAIT CITY, September 30, 2018 – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on an official visit on Sunday, on his first visit to a Gulf Arab country. Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, welcomed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the country.
The visit, the first Gulf country Mohammed bin Salman has visited since becoming Crown Prince, illustrates the special status the Kingdom reserves for Kuwait’s ruling family, government and people.
The Crown Prince’s visit strengthened bilateral ties and broaden economic and cultural horizons for the benefit of both countries.
The visit strongly supported the two countries’ agreement in July to establish a coordination council between them that will enhance their relations, increase the degree of coordination between them and include under its umbrella all areas of cooperation and joint work.
The Crown Prince’s visit contributed to reaching the highest levels of strategic coordination between both countries, on regional, Arab and international issues.
Both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are leading members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). The Crown Prince’s visit is expected to increase the convergence of Saudi and Kuwaiti oil policies, bringing more stability to global oil markets.