Sultan of Oman to Kick off Official Visit to Kuwait

Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq (L) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (KUNA file photo)
Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq (L) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (KUNA file photo)
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Sultan of Oman to Kick off Official Visit to Kuwait

Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq (L) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (KUNA file photo)
Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq (L) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (KUNA file photo)

Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq is expected to arrive in Kuwait on Monday on an official visit where he will hold talks with Emir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

This is the first visit by Sultan Haitham since he ascended the throne in January 2020.

Sheikh Mehal had carried out a state visit to Oman in February where he and Sultan Haitham presided over the opening of the Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Project in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Oman Dr. Mohammad Al-Hajri said on Sunday that relations between the two countries are witnessing “constant growth and development on all levels.”

Sheikh Meshal’s visit will push the bilateral relations between Kuwait and Oman toward more progress and prosperity, he was quoted as saying by Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA.

Oman's Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Saleh Al-Kharousi highlighted the economic partnership between the countries, pointing to the inauguration of the Duqm project.

The project is a “great achievement and a source of pride for both countries,” he added.

“It is an embodiment of the deep-rooted relations between them,” he went on to say.

The project is the largest investment project in the oil sector between two Gulf countries.



Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday the need to immediately stop Israeli military operations in Gaza, emphasizing the Palestinian people’s right to establish an independent state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia also stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza, secure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and intensify efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.
The Kingdom’s statement came during the 19th meeting of foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was hosted by Iran, in the presence of Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Khuraiji stressed the importance of doubling joint efforts and deepening cooperation and coordination to face the growing conflicts and the increasing challenges of food and energy security.
He added that Israel’s actions against defenseless civilians in Gaza have left thousands of victims, including children, women and the elderly. The continuation of military operations threaten regional security and portends the expansion of the conflict, he underscored.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also reiterated the Kingdom’s emphasis on the necessity of maintaining coordination between countries and developing cooperation in all fields, including technology, trade, investment, regional security, energy, culture, and others.
Al-Khuraiji expressed the Kingdom’s commitment to the importance of cooperation in facing climate change and work to develop global governance of artificial intelligence and new technologies. He pointed to the importance and effectiveness of collective efforts within multilateral frameworks in calming tensions and promoting dialogue and joint action.