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Crown Prince Abdullah's visit to Kuwait

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz returned to the Kingdom today after a three-day official visit to Kuwait, during which he attended the ceremony of signing the maritime border agreement between the two countries. The agreement, signed for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, and Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, finally settled the question of demarcation of the shallow seas adjacent to the former neutral zone between the countries.

In a press statement following the signing, Prince Saud Al-Faisal declared that any issue that remains pending will be resolved amicably among brothers, recalling that the land border agreement between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait was finalized long ago. Referring to the recent signing of the border treaty between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, he said the two events augur well for the Arab and Gulf region.
While in Kuwait, Crown Prince Abdullah met several times with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jabir Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and with Prime Minister and Heir Apparent of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah. Yesterday, Crown Prince Abdullah met with the Arab ambassadors accredited to Kuwait, whom he urged to work towards solidarity among Arab countries, reminding them of the unity emanating from the Islamic faith, and expressing optimism for a bright future for the Arab world. The Crown Prince also received yesterday former and current members of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait, members of the municipal councils, dignitaries of the city and senior officials. He also met with Assembly Chairman Jassem Al-Khurafi and members of the foreign affairs committee. Later, he attended a diwan [informal meeting] given by an Assembly member, and another diwan organized by a Kuwaiti businessman, where he met with intellectuals as well as businessmen. Today, he attended a formal meeting of the National Assembly.