Muscat – His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said received Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jabir al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait who arrived here on a three-day State Visit to the Sultanate.
An official welcome ceremony was accorded for the Emir of Kuwait. Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the Kuwaiti Emir to the reception building at Muscat Gate, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said led the welcoming party for the Emir of Kuwait.
Alongside with His Majesty the Sultan, the Emir of Kuwait was also received by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, General. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al- Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Minister of Interior and Sheikh Abdul Malik bin Abdullah al-Khalili, Minister of Justice.
Afterwards, His Majesty, the country’s Monarch, and his guest the Emir of Kuwait took the motorcade to Al Alam Place. The motorcade passed two queues of military music, a group of horse riders with a group of camel riders at the back surrounded the motorcade till the gate of Al Alam Place.
Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the two leaders at Al Alam Palace Guesthouse, His Majesty the Sultan accompanied the Emir to the Dais of Honour where the National Anthem of the State of Kuwait was played while the artillery fired a twenty-one gun salute for the guest.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying the Emir of Kuwait. The Emir of Kuwait also shook hands with their Highnesses, the Chairmen of the State Council and Majlis A’Shura, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Royal Oman Police (ROP), and members of the Mission of Honour accompanying the guest.
Afterwards, His Majesty the Sultan and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jabie al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait proceeded to the hall to take coffee and exchange cordial conversations. The two leaders reviewed the good relations binding the Sultanate and the State of Kuwait, as well as the fruitful cooperation between them in various spheres that serve the common interests of both the Omani and Kuwaiti brotherly peoples.
Prior to the arrival of the motorcade of the Emir of Kuwait to the reception area at Muscat Gate, a public reception has been arranged for him. Over 3000 persons representing many traditional art troupes queued on the roadside chanting welcoming songs for the State’s guest. They also greeted the dear guest of His Majesty the Sultan and the Omani people.