Kuwait Sends Care Package to Lebanon to Revive Relationship

Published January 24th, 2018 - 12:28 GMT
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun attends a gathering with the Lebanese community in Kuwait City on January 23, 2018 during an official visit to the Gulf country. 
(YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun attends a gathering with the Lebanese community in Kuwait City on January 23, 2018 during an official visit to the Gulf country. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)

The Kuwaiti government will give additional aid to Lebanon to help stimulate the economy and respond to the country's needs, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah told President Michel Aoun during an official visit to Kuwait Tuesday.

Sabah told Aoun that the economy care package would come from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, according to a tweet from the presidency's official account.

Aoun's visit to Kuwait was billed as being an attempt to revive Lebanon’s relationship with the Gulf country. He was welcomed by al-Sabah and an accompanying delegation up his arrival. The president was then expected to head to the Bayan Palace for discussions regarding bilateral ties.

This visit was originally scheduled in November, but the plan was postponed due to Prime Minister Saad Hariri's sudden resignation at the start of that month.

During his two-day visit, the president will meet with senior Kuwaiti officials.

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Telecoms Minister Jamal Jarrah, Minister of State for Administrative Development Inaya Ezzeddine and Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs Ayman Choucair, along with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim and the head of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Nabil Jisr, make up the Lebanese delegation.



This article has been adapted from its original source.


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