CAIRO: Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber accepted an invitation to attend Egypt’s March Economic Summit delivered by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, Youm 7 reported.
Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived in Kuwait Sunday to start a three-day visit, heading an Egyptian business delegation that includes Hisham Ramez Governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Madboly, Minister of Housing, Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Salman Ashraf, Minister of Investment, Youm7 reported
Jaber offered his condolences to the Egyptian government over a deadly Sinai deadly attack Thursday Jan. 29, and told Mahlab “Kuwait will always support Egypt.”
Jaber also added that Kuwait supports Egypt’s bid for a two-year membership of the United Nations Security Council from 2016-2017.
During the Visit Mahlab is scheduled to meet with the National Assembly President Marzouq Al-Ghanim and number of its members; he also met with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak to discuss cooperation between the two countries in different fields including economy, investment and confronting terrorism, Youm7 reported.
Earlier this month, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi took his first official visit to the Gulf State, conveying “Egypt’s appreciation and gratitude to the state and people of Kuwait for their support for Egypt following the June 30 Revolution,” a presidential statement stated Saturday.
Kuwait, along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, has been a strong supporter of Egypt after the military ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, following mass protests against his regime. Since then Kuwait has pledged Egypt around $4 billion in cash aid and oil shipments.