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Emir of Kuwait visits King Salman

This week, King Salman has received a delegation from Kuwait in Riyadh, led by the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah. The two leaders together with their parties have been discussing regional issues along with items which are of mutual interest to the two countries. The Saudi Arabian side included Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, Mansur bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Advisor to the King, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior.

King Salman has been involved in a number of international discussions with leaders across the world recently but especially other countries in the Arabian Gulf and North Africa. Last year he met with King Mohammed of Morocco when during a stopover in Tangiers, and earlier this month he met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain when King Hamad visited the Holy Mosque in Jeddah, and again matters affecting the two countries were discussed, as reported on Royal Central.

Perhaps in recent times, thanks have been directed towards King Salman towards the way he is improving the position of women in Saudi Arabia, with women being appointed to high positions in the banking sector as well as within the government. That, together with a decree allowing Saudi women to drive, have been well received, and many would hope that in discussions such as these that the King uses his influence with his fellow Arab monarchs to adopt a similar stance.

The King has come to the fore in a number of conflicts in the region and may well be updating the Emir with regards to this. He has supported those fighting the Syrian government, and interestingly at the beginning of the month met Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, the Russian President being a friend and ally of the Syrian President.

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