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Duke of York to travel to Kuwait

The Duke of York will travel to Kuwait on an Official Visit next week. The Duke will be in the Western Asian country 19 May through 21 May.


“Following a request from Her Majesty’s Government, The Duke of York will next week travel to Kuwait. The Official Visit, from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st May, will highlight the close bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Kuwait. The programme of engagements reflects a number of The Duke’s core priorities, including Education & Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Science,” according to a Palace spokesperson.

The trip was authorised by the Royal Visits Committee. Andrew is expected to meet the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, as well as government ministers and other members of Kuwait’s royal family.

The Duke will take part in a round-table with young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, a tech-focused visit to the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science and a discussion on Education and Skills with young Kuwaitis and representatives of the Ministry of Youth.

This visit follows the 2012 inward State Visit to the UK by the Amir of Kuwait. The Amir accepted the invitation from Her Majesty and stayed at Windsor Castle from 27 to 29 November, 2012.

The late Amir of the Kuwait paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom in 1995

In 1979, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to Kuwait.

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