CAIRO: Emir of Kuwait al-sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah granted Monday Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi the Order of Mubarak The Great during his one-day visit to Kuwait, Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef stated.
The medal is the highest Kingdom order in Kuwait celebrating the memory of Mubarak Al-Sabah, called “the Great” because he facilitated the recognition of an independent Kuwait from the Ottoman Empire in 1897.
Sheikh al-Sabah affirmed Kuwait’s support to Egypt during the transitional period and to push forwards the social and economic development process through the Kuwaiti Development Fund and Kuwaiti investors’ projects in Egypt, Youssef added.
Both leaders discussed regional issues including the situation in Libya, highlighting their support to the “legitimate” Libyan institutions and the necessity to drop the militias’ weapons, the statement added.
Sisi invited the Emir to the Egyptian Economic Summit that is scheduled on March 14 and 15 in Sharm al-Sheikh; the Kuwaiti Chamber of Trade and Industry Ali Thanian al-Ghanim and number of the Chambers members expressed, during their meeting with Sisi, their willingness to participate in the summit.
The President met also with the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah; as well as the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim.
Sisi was invited by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in December to visit his country by Jan. 5, according to Youm7.
Kuwait is one of the Gulf States that supported the events of June 30, 2013 in which mass protests called for the end of the Former President Mohamed Morsi’s regime that was ousted by the military on July 3, 2013. Since then Kuwait granted Egypt $4 billion in aid.