Pak-Kuwait ephasize need for extending cooperation in important fields

Khalid Sibtain
Islamabad:Pakistan and Kuwait have underscored the need for increasing cooperation in the fields of education, health, trade and economy. This was discussed at a meeting between the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and the visiting Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Naseer Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Both sides discussed the existing level of cooperation and agreed to further expand bilateral ties for the mutual benefits of the two brotherly countries. Talking to the Foreign Minister of Kuwait, the President said that Pakistan accorded highest importance to its cordial and fraternal relations with Kuwait and wanted to further expand the ties with the brotherly country. He said that both countries had tremendous potential to increase cooperation in the fields of education, health and science. He offered that Pakistan could provide skilled labour and other professionals to Kuwait. The President told the delegation that Pakistan could provide training to the military personnel of Kuwait in its military training institutes. He said that Pakistan’s geo-economic importance was being increased due to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) & Gwadar Port and Kuwait could benefit of the emerging economic opportunities by making investment in different projects under CPEC. The President also highlighted the atrocities and human rights violations being committed by India in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). He urged the international community to put pressure on India to stop human rights violations against the Muslim population of IIOJK. The President lauded Kuwait for supporting Pakistan’s position on IIOJK at international fora especially at OIC. He stated that Pakistan was also grateful to Kuwait for supporting Pakistan’s resolution on “International Day to Combat Islamophobia”. The Foreign Minister of Kuwait emphasized the need for further improving the relations between the two brotherly countries. He deeply thanked the President for visiting Kuwait to offer condolences over the death of late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah. He deeply appreciated the contribution of Pakistani community in the development of Kuwait, saying they are integral part of development programme of Kuwait. He also thanked Pakistan for its principled stance on Kuwait during its invasion in 1990.

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