.- On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI received in audience Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait. The two heads of state discussed the promotion of peace in the Middle East and highlighted the contributions Christians have made to the country.During their meeting, the Holy Father and prime minister discussed the excellent bilateral relationship between the Holy See and Kuwait for more than 40 years.
Conversation then then touched on the issue of promoting of peace and inter-religious dialogue in the Middle East. The two heads of state also discussed the significant positive contributions that the Christian minority makes to Kuwaiti society, emphasizing the need for pastoral assistance to its community.
Following his audience with the Holy Father, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister was greeted by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.