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Kuwait restores visas for family re-unions, business visas for Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Kuwait has restored visas for family re-unions and business visas for Pakistanis after 10 years.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistani businessmen residing in other Gulf Countries can now avail of online visa facilitation for entry into Kuwait.

The Spokesperson said that at present, owing to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, only Kuwaitis are allowed to enter Kuwait. However, there is an exemption for medical professionals.

Chaudhri said that the relevant Pakistani and Kuwaiti authorities are also working together to chalk out mechanism for the export of manpower in various fields from Pakistan. He said that we greatly appreciate Kuwaiti cooperation in this regard.

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The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that Pakistan and Kuwait have fraternal ties, which are firmly rooted in shared faith and values. He said that the bilateral relationship is marked by growing cooperation in diverse fields.

The development came after a meeting between the Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Kuwait on Sunday.

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