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Kuwaiti PM announces Latin America tour

Sheikh Nasser to embark on a nine- nation tour of Latin America on July 11.

Kuwaiti PM announces Latin America tour
KUWAIT LEADER: Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (Getty Images)

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.

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