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H.H. the Amir to visit China on Saturday on official visit
July 4, 2018, 11:52 am

H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah starts on Saturday an official second visit to the People's republic of China since assuming rule, and the fourth since taking office in the state since he was a foreign minister. During his visit, H.H. the Amir will hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and top Chinese officials over efforts to boost bilateral relations and cooperation in various domains.

On 10 May, 2009, H.H. Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad visited China for the first time, as the Amir of Kuwait, and signed an agreement to establish an oil refinery and several other bilateral agreements in the fields of education, energy, infrastructure, sports and environmental protection.

On 5 July, 2004, when he was a Prime Minister, H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited China and signed several bilateral agreements for cooperation between the two brotherly countries contributed to increasing the volume of investments and enhancing trade exchange.

Back in 1991, H.H. the Amir, as being a foreign Minister, Paid a thanking and gratitude visit to Beijing following the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion to express Kuwait's gratitude for the stand adopted by China in standing up with the Kuwaiti right and the return of freedom and legitimacy of Kuwait.

On 26 December, 1990, H.H. the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah paid the People's republic of China a three days visit, the first for a Kuwaiti Amir and was warmly received, where he discussed with Chinese leadership ways to end Iraqi Invasion.

After liberation of Kuwait, The late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad visited China on 15 November, 1991 for three days where discussions focused on the issue of Kuwaiti prisoners in Iraq, beside bilateral relations with Chinese officials.

On 5 April, 1995 Kuwaiti Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the late Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah held talks with top Chinese state officials focused mainly on enhancing relations between the two countries in politics, economy, and trade. His visit to Beijing lasted until April 10.

As for the first visit paid by a Kuwaiti official to the Republic of China was back in 1964, where the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who was a Finance Minister back then, visited Beijing.

Kuwait was the first Arab and Gulf country that starts comprehensive diplomatic ties with China since 22 March, 1971. This helped in building a strong friendship and improve bilateral relations with Kuwait. 

Source: KUNA

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