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QURESHI FOR DEEPENING, DIVERSIFYING PAKISTAN-KUWAIT COOPERATION

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Kuwait have enormous opportunities for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, manpower export and food security, according to a statement issued by the foreign office.

Speaking to a Kuwaiti delegation led by Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed in Islamabad, he said that Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy deep historical brotherly ties based on common religious and cultural values.

During the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction over the bilateral cooperation between the two countries at the level of UN, OIC and other international fora. They agreed to make joint efforts on issues of mutual interest.

There was also a detailed discussion on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the meeting.

FM Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with Kuwait, stressing the importance of deepening and diversifying bilateral cooperation – in particular in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security.

He also underscored the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries, which could be instrumental in significantly enhancing bilateral interactions in myriad fields.

Qureshi lauded the positive and constructive role played by the Kuwaiti leadership towards the resolution of differences among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The assistant foreign minister reciprocated the foreign minister’s views on further fortifying the bilateral relationship. He said his visit reflected the keenness of the leadership of Kuwait to enhance cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in diverse arenas.

During the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction at mutual collaboration in multilateral organisations, in particular the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Views were also exchanged on regional developments, including stability in the Gulf/Middle East and CPEC.

The assistant foreign minister of Kuwait is on an official visit to Pakistan to hold the third round of Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC). The last round was held in Kuwait in May 2016.