Thimphu, Bhutan, October 18, 2020: His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck is making a three-day official visit to Kuwait as the Special Envoy to His Majesty, The King, from October 18-20 to offer condolences to the people of Kuwait on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late Emir of the State of Kuwait.
HRH Prince Jigyel, who is the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, will also offer felicitations to His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, and to His Highness Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait, on the assumption of their High Offices.
HRH Prince Jigyel is accompanied by Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and other senior officials of the Royal Government.
During the visit, Prince Jigyel and the delegation will be granted audiences by the Emir and Crown Prince of Kuwait. The delegation will also meet the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late Emir of Kuwait, passed away on September 29 at the age of 91. Subsequently, the Crown Prince His Highness Sheik Nawaf was sworn in as Emir of Kuwait on September 30.
In addition, following the endorsement by the National Assembly of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Mishaal, the Deputy Chief of the Kuwait National Guard, was sworn in as Crown Prince of Kuwait on October 7.
Diplomatic relations between Kuwait and Bhutan were established on May 23, 1983. The two countries enjoy warm and cordial relations based on mutual trust, respect and goodwill.
Source: Royal Family of Bhutan