His Highness the Amir receives Bahraini Premier, affirms keenness on close ties

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday received Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa who arrived in Kuwait on a short visit.
His Highness the Amir hosted the visiting prime minister at Dasman Palace; attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Premier Khalifa extended Ramadan greetings to His Highness the Amir at the meeting.
His Highness the Amir and Premier Khalifa held cordial conversations that depicted the bonds of brotherhood, reflecting the historic relations between the State of Kuwait, its people, with the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain. They asserted keenness on boosting these ties for service of common interests and within framework of the deep-rooted relations among the GCC states.
The meeting was also attended by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, senior sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the National Guards Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and other senior State officials.
Later, His Highness the Amir held an Iftar meal in honor of the visiting premier and the accompanying officials.
Prime Minster Khalifa bin Salman was received at the airport by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, sheikhs, advisors, senior officials at the Diwan of His Highness the Premier and the two countries’ ambassadors.
In a statement upon his arrival, the Bahraini Premier said the meeting with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is intended to affirm depth of the historic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Kuwait.
He expressed satisfaction at level of mutual cooperation, noting that the two leaderships’ views are identical, “and our security and destiny are single.” Sheikh Khalifa said he was conveying greetings of the King and Government of Bahrain to His Highness the Amir, the Kuwaiti Government and the people of the country “which has special status in the heart of every Bahraini.” He added that he is also meeting His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah “as part of continuing meetings at such levels to cement the cooperation between the two countries,” noting necessity of these meetings while the “region is currently surrounded by enormous challenges that warrant cooperation to overcome them.” He expressed satisfaction at the current level of cooperation among the GCC countries in the face of hazards and challenges. (end) rk