The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, gave an address to members of both Houses of Parliament on Thursday 29 November in the Queen’s Robing Room, as part of his state visit to the UK.
Following his arrival at Sovereign’s Entrance, The Amir of Kuwait was received by Black Rod, Lieutenant General David Leakey and was taken to the Queen’s Robing Room.
Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP, gave a welcome address introducing The Amir of Kuwait’s speech.
The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, thanked The Amir of Kuwait following his speech.
A reception was held with the All-Party Parliamentary Groups, MPs, members of the Lords and invited guests.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (president of Indonesia), Abdullah Gul (president of Turkey), Barack Obama (president of the United States of America), Felipe Calderon Hinojosa (president of Mexico) and Shimon Peres (president of Israel) are among those who have all given addresses to members of both Houses.
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