The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, arrived in Sudan on Tuesday (18 March) for a three-day state visit with various gifts for Sudan, including a one-million-dollar donation.
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Background: The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, arrived in Sudan on Tuesday (18 March) for a three-day state visit with various gifts for Sudan, including a one-million-dollar donation.
He said his country would donate that sum of money to South Sudan and added the agricultural equipment was on its way to the area as a gift from Kuwait.
Kuwait has invested more than 80 million Sudanese pounds (about 64 million sterling) in Sudan.
The Emir was met by Sudanese President Jaafar El Nimeiry and received an enthusiastic welcome from about 10,000 people.
Later at a state banquet, President Nimeiry presented the Emir with "the Nile Medal" -- the highest award in Sudan -- and in return the Emir decorated his host with an equivalent award.
The two leaders discussed bilateral relations covering Kuwaiti contribution to Sudanese development programmes, the Middle East and Afro-Arab co-operation.
The Emir left for home on Friday (21 March) with a huge variety of gifts including two tigers, a lioness and a number of rare birds. He was also given a plot of land on the Blue Nile while in Khartoum.