Prime Minister H.H. Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah of Kuwait will make an official visit to the Republic of Korea from May 8 till 11 at the invitation of Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.
During his first visit to the ROK after his taking up the current post in December 2011, Prime Minister Jaber will pay a courtesy call on the President, hold meetings with the ROK Prime Minister and leading Korean entrepreneurs, and visit medical facilities. He will be accompanied to the ROK by ministers in charge of oil, education, housing, health and foreign affairs, among others
The ROK and Kuwait, since establishing diplomatic relations in 1977, have enhanced their friendship and substantive cooperation mainly in the sectors of energy, construction and power plants. Since President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Kuwait in March 2015, the two countries have seen bilateral high-level exchanges continue, coupled with active ongoing efforts of Korean companies to expand their presence in Kuwait. The visit of the Kuwaiti Prime Minister to the ROK is expected to serve as a significant opportunity to further step up cooperation between the two countries.