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Official visit by the Speaker to Kuwait

Published: 20 March 2018 at 16.10

Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim received the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin along with a delegation of Riksdag members during their visit to Kuwait between 17 and 19 March.

The Swedish delegation is received by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghamin.

The Swedish delegation is received by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghamin. Photo: National Assembly of Kuwait

The delegation’s programme also involved an audience with Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
 
Together with the delegation, Urban Ahlin also met former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Nasser Al-Rodan and representatives of the business community and business organisations. During the visit, a joint lunch was also arranged with Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko who was also on a visit to Kuwait, and the Swedish delegation.
 
Subjects discussed during the visit included the regional situation, human rights, security policy and the business sector.
 
Riksdag members in the delegation included Kenneth G Forslund (Social Democratic Party), Monica Green (Social Democratic Party), Jonas Jacobsson Gjörtler (Moderate Party), Karin Enström (Moderate Party), Lorentz Tovatt (Green Party) and Said Abdu (Liberal Party).