Kuwait’s Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah headed to Cairo on a three-day visit on Sunday, state-run news agency MENA reported on Saturday.
Al-Sabah will meet with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation and address issues of common interest.
Several cooperation agreements in various fields are expected to be signed during Al-Sabah’s visit, MENA added.
Egypt and Kuwait are enjoying strong relations as Kuwait ranked fourth internationally, and third in the Arab world for amount invested intd Egypt, recording $4.7bn, through 1,302 companies. The areas of cooperation include “building and construction, industry, agriculture, and finance.”
Recently, the two countries have strengthened their judicial cooperation. Earlier in September, Egypt’s Prosecutor General, Nabil Sadek signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on judicial cooperation. It includes combating crimes, upgrading the proficiency of prosecution members in the two countries, exchanging intelligence, as well as handing over suspected criminals.
The MoU also includes cases of money laundering, the embezzlement of public funds, and the handover of defendants and suspect terrorists.
Kuwaiti authorities handed over on July eight Egyptians to their country’s security forces over charges of terrorism. The suspected Muslim Brotherhood members are on trial and charged with joining a banned “terrorist organisation that works to undermine state institutions.”
On military levels, Egypt and Kuwait also have conducted several joint drills intending to enhance military cooperation and exchange expertise.
Al-Sisi visited Kuwait in August and met with Al-Sabah as they agreed on enhancing relations and signed cooperation agreements.