Kuwait Emir in first visit to Baghdad in 22 years

April 1, 2012

Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad landed in Baghdad on Thursday morning in his first visit to Iraq in 22 years.

The Emir is the only Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leader to head his country’s delegation to the 23rd Arab summit in the Iraqi capital.

The president of the Comoros was the first leader to arrive, three days ahead of the summit. He was followed by the president of the Libyan Transitional Council, the president of Tunisia, the Palestinian leader, the president of Somalia and the president of Sudan.

However, Iraqi officials expect more leaders to reach the capital before the summit convenes.

Baghdad presented invitations to all Arab leaders, except Syria whose Arab League membership was suspended in November.

The situation in Syria is expected to dominate the debates of the summit that has a nine-point agenda.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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