ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Kuwait have underscored the need for increasing bilateral 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 in Islamabad on Friday.
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 Kuwaiti foreign minister, the president said that Pakistan accorded the highest importance to its cordial and fraternal relations with Kuwait and wanted to further expand the ties with the brotherly Country.
The president 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.
President Arif Alvi told the delegation that Pakistan could provide training to the military personnel of Kuwait in its military training institutes.
The president 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.
Dr. Arif Alvi lauded Kuwait for supporting Pakistan’s position on IIOJK at international fora especially at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The president said that Pakistan was also grateful to Kuwait for supporting Pakistan’s resolution on “International Day to Combat Islamophobia”.
The Foreign Minister of Kuwait Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah emphasized the need for further improving the relations between the two brotherly countries.
The Kuwaiti foreign minister deeply thanked President Dr. Arif Alvi for visiting Kuwait to offer condolences over the death of late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah deeply appreciated the contribution of the Pakistani community in the development of Kuwait, saying they are an integral part of the development programme of Kuwait. He also thanked Pakistan for its principled stance on Kuwait during its invasion in 1990.