This post was originally published on 1 April 2017.
His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has invited Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi to Kuwait.
The invitation has been delivered to PM Modi in Delhi, informed Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain.
However the date for Modi’s visit to Kuwait is not yet decided. “Both countries will finalize a mutually-convenient date for the visit of Indian prime minister,” the ambassador said.
India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had visited Kuwait two weeks ago and had held high-level discussions in Kuwait.
Modi’s visit to Kuwait was a long time demand by the Indian community in Kuwait after he took charge as the Prime Minister of India. This will be first visit by any Indian Prime Minister after 35 years.
The Last visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Kuwait was in 1981 when the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Kuwait.
The Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah had visited India in November 2013.
As part of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Visitors Program, former Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, has been invited to visit India. The date of his visit will be announced soon, the ambassador said.
The two countries are also discussing on finalizing a visa waiver program for diplomatic and special passport holders of both countries, he added.