The Kingdom of Bahrain shares with the State of Kuwait its celebrations of its 60th National Day and the 30th anniversary of its Liberation Day, in line with its pride in the depth of their steadily growing fraternal relations, based on their geographical proximity, and their bonds of blood and kinship.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has sent a cable of congratulations to the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of Kuwait’s National Day.
In the cable, His Royal Highness wished His Highness continued good health and the State of Kuwait greater prosperity.
His Royal Highness also sent congratulatory cables to His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait, and to HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait.
The brotherly Bahraini-Kuwaiti relations have always been strong thanks to the keenness of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to develop the two brotherly countries’ strategic partnership at the political, economic, social, cultural and media levels.
Bahrain and Kuwait have also set the example in their fraternal relations, unified visions and stances within the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as in their keenness to strengthen joint Arab action and serve Arab and Islamic issues.
The Kingdom of Bahrain praises the wise policy adopted by the State of Kuwait, led by the Amir, HH Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Crown Prince, HH Shaikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, within the framework of their commitment to enhancing the development achievements, and adherence to the principles of wise diplomacy in promoting peace and settling regional and international conflicts peacefully, in addition to their confirmation of Kuwait’s humanitarian role at all levels, following in the footsteps of the late Amir HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Humanitarian Work Leader.
The Bahraini-Kuwaiti relations have been growing steadily at all levels, particularly since the establishment of the High Joint Cooperation Committee between their two governments in 2001, resulting in the signing of numerous agreements on cooperation in the diplomatic, consular, tourism, air transport, cultural, educational and media fields, in addition to many memoranda of understanding and executive programmes.
Economic relations between the two brotherly countries have also flourished, in light of the increase of the volume of bilateral trade to reach US$318 million in 2020, and the growth of Kuwait’s direct investments in Bahrain to US$ 2.25 billion.
The two countries have also continued their cooperation under the umbrella of the GCC, through their unwavering keenness to consolidate the GCC gains since its establishment in 1981, as one of the most successful blocs at the regional and global levels thanks to the distinguished deep-rooted ties bringing its brotherly peoples together, and the keenness of the GCC leaders since the bloc’s foundation and until the “Sultan Qaboos and Shaikh Sabah” Summit, held in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, to ensure the unity and cohesion of the Council, and achieve more coordination and complementarity, with special tribute to the State of Kuwait for its efforts aimed at achieving the aspirations of the brotherly GCC peoples.
Bahrain affirms its pride in the solid relations between the two countries, and their keenness to further bolster cooperation between them for the best interests of their brotherly peoples, on the bases of mutual respect and appreciation, in addition to the bonds of kinship and common destiny.
The kingdom also reiterates the commitment of the two countries, within the GCC, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and international organisations to safeguarding regional and global security, stability and peace, in addition to promoting the values of tolerance and moderation in the face of extremism and terrorism, rejection of foreign interference in the GCC and Arab affairs and provision of advancement and sustainable development opportunities for the countries of the region and their peoples.