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Prince Charles to visit Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE

On the request of Her Majesty’s Government, The Prince of Wales will carry out official visits to Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from 7th February to 12th February 2015.

The tour will begin in Jordan on 7th February. Charles will spend two days in the country where as a guest of King Abdullah II of Jordan, he will meet His Majesty and other members of the Jordanian Royal Family.

King Abdullah II, who trained at Sandhurst, is a friend of Prince Charles.

The Prince has previously made three official visits to Jordan, in 1993, 2004 and 2013.

The second visit will see Charles make a stop in Kuwait stop on 9th February. The Prince has made six official visits to the country from 1989-2011.

In Kuwait, Charles will meet the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

On 10th February, Charles will travel to Saudi Arabia, where he will stay for two days. Since 1986, Charles has made 11 official visits to the country. He will meet senior members of the Royal Family.

The trip will come a few weeks after Charles flew to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects following the death of King Abdullah.

Abdullah died aged 90 on 23 January following two decades in control of the country and was succeeded by his 79-year-old half-brother, Salman.

Charles will then travel to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on 12th February 2015. He has previously made five official visits to Qatar, his first in 1986. He last visited the country in 2014. In Doha, The Prince will meet The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

In the United Arab Emirates, Charles will meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahayyan. This is his 7th visit to the UAE since 1989.

“The Prince of Wales’s return to the region, only one year after his last tour, demonstrates the importance Her Majesty’s Government places on its association with key partners in the area. These connections are underpinned by the long-standing and respectful relationships which exist between the Royal Family and the ruling families in the Gulf,” Clarence House commented.

Prince Charles’s return to the region, just one year after his last tour, displays the significance Her Majesty’s Government places on its alliance with key partners in the area. These associations are strengthened by the long-standing relationship which exists among the Royal Family and the ruling families in the Gulf.

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