DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Friday after leaving Bahrain, the fourth leg of his tour of Gulf countries aimed at bolstering relations.

The crown prince sent a cable of thanks to Bahrain’s rulers after his departure.

“As I leave your brotherly country, it gives me great pleasure to express to Your Highness my thanks and appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality that I, and the accompanying delegation, received,” the crown prince said, in a report from state news agency SPA.

He added that the joint talks the countries held confirmed the strength of ties between them and the desire to deepen cooperation and strengthen relations in all fields.

He further wished Bahrain further progress and prosperity.

Prince Mohammed was earlier received by King Hamad and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Salman bin Hamad upon his arrival at Sakhir Air Base airport in the capital, Manama.

During a meeting, the crown prince conveyed greetings from King Salman and the two leaders “reviewed the historical fraternal relations between the two countries and ways to enhance cooperation in various fields,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency said. They also discussed regional and international developments.

Saudi and Bahraini companies also took part in a forum on Thursday on the sidelines of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Bahrain.

The forum discussed opportunities for economic integration by strengthening joint cooperation in various fields, and opening new and diverse horizons to support trade, investment and tourism.