June 21, 2017 / 8:29 AM / 2 months ago

Kuwait's ruler congratulates Saudi king for choosing new crown prince - agency

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 9, 2015 in this handout photo provided by Saudi Press Agency.Saudi Press Agency/Handout via Reuters/Files

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruler congratulated Saudi Arabia's King Salman for choosing Mohammed bin Salman as his new crown prince, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah prayed for the Saudi king and said he was "looking forward to development and prosperity under the wise leadership" in the neighbouring country.

Mohammed bin Salman was also congratulated by Kuwait's emir, KUNA said.

Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Alison Williams

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