After Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concluded his visit to Bahrain on Friday, heading to Kuwait, on the last leg of his Gulf tour, the two countries stressed, in a joint statement, the strengthening of relations between the two countries and the development of strategic cooperation, revealing the identical positions towards all international and regional issues.
The joint Saudi-Bahraini statement stressed the cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the unity of ranks among its members.
They also agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the security, defense and cyber fields.
They also discussed a package of major investment projects between the two countries.
About the Arab region
On the Arab issue, the two countries stressed the importance of settling the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution.
They agreed to continue efforts to find a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, condemning the Houthi militia’s continued targeting of airports and dignitaries in Saudi Arabia.
They also welcomed the results of the Iraqi elections and the formation of a government for the stability of the country.
The King of Bahrain and the Saudi Crown Prince on December 9 (AFP)
They expressed their happiness with the results of the Sudanese parties during the transitional period.
They stressed the security and stability of Lebanon, and the need to carry out reforms, including limiting arms.
As for Syria, Riyadh and Manama agreed on the necessity of solving the Syrian crisis politically.
They also renewed their commitment to the necessity of reaching a political solution to the Libyan crisis in accordance with international resolutions.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Qatar (SPA)
In addition, the joint statement called on the parties concerned with Iran’s nuclear file to take into account the interests and security of the countries of the region.
He stressed the importance of dealing seriously with Iran’s nuclear and missile file.
Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Kuwait today, on the fifth and last stop of his Gulf tour, which he started last Tuesday.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah confirmed earlier, “his country looks forward to this important visit, which adds a building block to the strong relations between the two countries.”
He also stressed in a press statement that “the Kuwaiti people greatly celebrate this important visit, which is an extension of the historical relations that unite the two countries and peoples.”
It is noteworthy that Prince Mohammed bin Salman started last Tuesday a Gulf tour, which began with a visit to the Sultanate of Oman, where they discussed a number of files of common interest between the two countries and enhancing cooperation in the political, economic and military fields.
He later visited the United Arab Emirates, where the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, stressed the importance of the relationship between the two countries, and presented the Saudi Crown Prince with the “Zayed Medal” of the first degree.
The Sultan of Oman bids farewell to the Saudi Crown Prince
And on Wednesday, he visited Qatar, where he chaired with the Emir of the country, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Saudi-Qatari Coordination Council. An amended protocol was signed to establish the council, to be headed by Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, in order to work to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that this Gulf tour precedes the summit of the leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in its forty-second session, which will be held this month in Riyadh.