KUWAIT: Kuwait’s crown prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will visit China later this month, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.

Kuwait’s defense minister Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah discussed preparations for the crown prince’s visit during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Kuwait Zhang Jianwel.

The visit is “expected to include the signing of a number of important and vital agreements between the two countries in several fields,” said the KUNA statement.

The defense minister will lead a delegation to China that includes Kuwait’s foreign minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, oil minister Saad Al Barrak, and finance minister Manaf Abdulaziz Al Hajri.