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SAUDI KING ARRIVES IN KUWAIT FOR FINAL LEG OF GCC TOUR

KUWAIT CITY, — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has arrived in Kuwait for the final leg of his Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tour which saw him attend the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.

The Saudi king arrived from Bahrain where he attended the 37th GCC summit along six other Gulf leaders and the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May.

King Salman said at the summit a day earlier was that his vision is to see GCC transitioning from mere cooperation to implement more of joint efforts in defense, security and economics.

Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah welcomed the Saudi king at his palace in Kuwait City and expressed pleasure of the planned visit.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have agreed to consider proposals for a new bridge linking the two Gulf states, to work alongside the current King Fahd Causeway.

The proposed new Causeway will be parallel to the King Fahd causeway and will be named the King Hamad Bridge, according to a statement released on Thursday.

The statement also added that finances for the proposed bridge project will come from the private sector.

Currently, the King Fahd Causeway serves as the only bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. It was built and opened in 1986. –

Source: Nam News Network