Kuwait pursues stronger ties with Pakistan: FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Kuwait pursues stronger ties with Pakistan: FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah on Thursday stated that his country was dedicated to expanding stronger relations with Pakistan.

The Kuwaiti foreign minister spotted education, economy, trade, investment, and people-to-people linkages as key areas in which his country planned to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan. He elaborated this during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dr. Al-Sabah also highlighted the requirement of further strengthening the institutional frameworks of bilateral cooperation.

The prime minister welcomed the efforts for establishing an enhanced partnership between the two countries. He emphasized the importance of building deeper economic, trade, and investment cooperation.

Both the countries decided on expanding their ties, specifically in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security at the third round of bilateral political consultations held this year in January.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also joined Dr. Al-Sabah at the Foreign Office.

Mr. Qureshi restated Pakistan’s strong dedication to further strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation with Kuwait in all areas.

“The resolution to continue close collaboration in multilateral opportunities, especially the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, was reaffirmed,” the FM stated.

Mr. Qureshi elaborated that Pakistan is shifting emphasis to geo-economics with a focus on peace, development, and connectivity.

Both sides decided to organize the 5th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission soon.

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During the meeting, Mr. Qureshi also asked for easing visa restrictions for Pakistanis by Kuwait as it would help in increasing bilateral trade, he said.