Britain's Prince Andrew Meets Emir of Kuwait
Britain's Prince Andrew has held talks with Kuwait's emir and other senior officials on the first day of his four-day visit to the oil-rich emirate, the official news agency KUNA reported Wednesday.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, met the Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, as well as other senior officials, KUNA said.
The prince also visited the "Britain in Kuwait" trade fair and took part in a folk Kuwaiti dance.
On Thursday, he is due to visit British air force crews at Ali al-Salim air base, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Kuwait City.
A squadron of 12 RAF Tornado fighters and 400 personnel help enforce the no-fly zone imposed by Britain and the United States over southern Iraq.
The prince, who is due to visit Saudi Arabia and Oman after Kuwait, will also tour a naval base and the Kuwait Scientific Center for the conservation of wildlife.
Prince Andrew, a 40-year-old Royal Navy officer who saw active service as a helicopter pilot during the 1982 Falklands War, is visiting Kuwait for the third time in the past two years – KUWAIT CITY (AFP)
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