Pakistan and Kuwait agree to boost bilateral relations, increase cooperation in trade and investment

The Kuwaiti assistant foreign minister hoped that the joint commission's forthcoming meeting would be instrumental in paving future cooperation between the two states.

A HIGH-LEVEL KUWAITI DELEGATION LED BY MR. ALI SULIMAN AL-SAEED, THE ASSISTANT FOREIGN MINISTER, VISITED MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS IN ISLAMABAD ON THURSDAY.

Pakistan and Kuwait have expressed resolve to boost cooperation in economic, trade, oil and gas, energy, investment, agriculture, IT, and health sectors.

This was reaffirmed when a high-level Kuwaiti delegation, led by the Assistant Foreign Minister, Ali Suleman Al-Saeed, called on the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Secretary, Noor Ahmed, on Thursday.

The EAD secretary emphasized enhancing bilateral economic relations for the mutual benefit of both countries.

Kuwaiti delegation meeting the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister  (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Zulfikar Bukhari on Thursday.

He appreciated Kuwait’s generous support in extending financing for development projects in Pakistan and the Kuwait Fund’s debt suspension facility to overcome the COVID-19 situation.

The secretary underscored the need to sign a framework agreement with Kuwait Fund to finance various projects in infrastructure, energy, and social sectors.

Both sides agreed to hold the next session of the Joint Ministerial Commission soon.

The Kuwaiti assistant foreign minister hoped that the joint commission’s forthcoming meeting would be instrumental in paving future cooperation between the two states.

The Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, received the Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait on Asian Affairs, Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad on 27th January 2021. (PID)

Earlier on Wednesday, the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with Kuwait.

Qureshi was talking to a Kuwaiti delegation led by Ali Suleman Al-Saeed in Islamabad.

The foreign minister stressed the significance of deepening and diversifying bilateral cooperation, particularly in trade, investment, workforce export, and food security.

Qureshi also underscored the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries.

(Foreign Ministry of Pakistan)

On occasion, the Kuwaiti assistant foreign minister said his visit reflects Kuwait’s leadership’s keenness to boost cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in diverse sectors.

During the meeting, the two sides conveyed satisfaction at mutual cooperation in multilateral organizations, particularly in the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Views were also exchanged on regional developments, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and stability in the Gulf and the Middle East.

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