Published 25 September 2012

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 27 to 29 November, 2012. His Highness will stay at Windsor Castle.

Background
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to Kuwait in 1979 (His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late Amir of the State of Kuwait).

The late Amir of the State of Kuwait paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom in 1995.