KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday at Bayan Palace Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his accompanying delegation, in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The two sides discussed deep-rooted relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them as well as issues of common interest. The meeting was attended 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 Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah, Head of the accompanying Mission of Honor, Advisor at Highness the Prime Minister’s Diwan Sheikh Dr Salem Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
After that, His Highness the Prime Minister held official talks with his Italian counterpart as they discussed means of boosting cooperation in various domains between both countries to best serve the interests of both sides. They also talked over positions of Kuwait and Italy regarding the regional and international issues of mutual interest. Senior government officials attended the meeting.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also received Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi and Chairman of Kuwait Surgical Association Sheikh Dr Salman Khalifa Al-Sabah and board members on the occasion of the formation of the new board. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah. Furthermore, the new board members later met with His Highness the Crown Prince, who wished them best of luck and urged them to do their utmost to develop the surgical sector and cope with world medical advancements.
His Highness the Amir later received Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudan and Chairman of the National Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Fund Abdullah Al-Joaan and board members on the occasion of the formation of the new board. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.
The delegation later met with His Highness the Crown Prince, who wished the fund’s board best of luck, saying the SMEs sector is a key pillar for promoting economic growth and diversification and creating jobs for young people. His Highness the Crown Prince urged them to develop creative and pioneering ideas that could serve various economic sectors in the country, reiterating the State’s interest in this sector and its role in the promotion of sustainable development. The meeting was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince’s Diwan Protocol Chief Sheikh Mubarak Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
His Highness the Amir also received Advisor of King Abdullah II of Jordan and Rapporteur of the national policies council Abdullah Saleh Wreikat on the occasion of his visiting to the country. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir received Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, as well as Guinea Bissau’s Minister of Internal Administration, in charge of Hajj affairs Botche Cande.
Cande handed His Highness a letter from president of Guinea-Bissau, tackling bilateral ties between both nations and means of enhancing them in various fields. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and the Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary Major General Mahmoud Al-Dosari. – KUNA