Kuwaiti Amir backs efforts on enhancing GCC-UK ties


Al Sakhir Palace: Kuwait’s Amir His Highness, Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region was keen on bolstering strategic ties and relations with the UK.

Delivering a speech at the 37th GCC Summit in Bahrain attended by GCC leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May, HH the Amir thanked the Bahraini monarch His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and the people of Bahrain for hosting the GCC Summit, saying that this was reflective of the Kingdom’s efforts in boosting relations among nations within the regional and international arenas.

The current summit is within the efforts to enhance strategic, economic, political, and security cooperation between the UK and the GCC, affirmed His Highness the Amir, adding that history proved that relations between the two sides were built on trust and a strong desire to bring security and stability to the region and the world.

His Highness the Amir said that the two sides were coordinating efforts on all levels.

On UK-Kuwaiti relations, HH Shaikh Sabah said that his country was proud to have historical ties with Great Britain, affirming that both nations were eager to bolster ties on all levels.

The Kuwaiti leader fondly remembered the strong UK stance with his country during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, saying that Britain played a pivotal role in liberating Kuwait from the Iraqi aggressors in 1991.

HH the Amir concluded his speech by welcoming the British Prime Minister Theresa May to the region, re-affirming that the GCC will seek all venues to boost ties with the UK.

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