By Elsa Baxter
Sheikh Nasser to embark on a nine- nation tour of Latin America on July 11.
Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will embark on a nine-country tour of Latin America on July 11, it was announced on Thursday.
The three-week trip will help strengthen relations between the Gulf oil-producing state and countries in South America, Al-Sabah said in a statement.
The focus of the tour will be to promote Kuwait’s KD37bn development plan ($128bn) and to encourage foreign investment in the country.
The development plan, approved by parliament in February, includes the construction of roads, bridges, a new hospital and airport, the statement said.
During Al-Sabah’s 30,000-mile tour he will visit Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico and will be accompanied by ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Commerce and Industry.For all the latest Kuwait news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.