Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan attaches special importance to its relations with the Kingdom of Kuwait. He said this while meeting His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, who met the Prime Minister here in Islamabad today.
The visiting Kuwaiti delegation included H.E. Shiekh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mustafa Jaseem Al-Shamali Minister for Oil, H.E. Khaled Abdullah Al-Sager First Vice Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Anas Khalid Al-Saleh Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Ambassador Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah Under-Secretary of the Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mejren Al-Roumi Director of Asia Department, H.E. Bader Mohammad Al-Saad Managing Director of Kuwait Investment Authority and H.E. Hisham Ibrahem Al-Waqayan Deputy Director General of Arab Economic Development.
Pakistani delegation in the talks included Mr. Ishaq Dar Minister for Finance, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed Minister for Information, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan Minister for Interior, Mr. Zahid Hamid Minister for Science & Technology, Jam Kamal Khan Minister of State for Petroleum, Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Tariq Fatemi Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs and Mr. Muhammad Zubair Chairman Board of Investment.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral and regional matters. Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance Pakistan attached to brotherly relations with Kuwait which are marked by growing trade as well as close cooperation in the defence sector. Prime Minister said that Kuwait also hosts a large Pakistani community including labour which are making positive contributions to the development of Kuwait and is sending remittances supporting Pakistan’s economy as well. He also stressed the importance of deepening investment ties to impart greater vigor to the economic partnership between the two countries.
Kuwaiti Prime Minister conveyed good wishes of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah for the people and Government of Pakistan. He re-iterated the commitment of Kuwaiti Government to further strengthening ties between the two governments and its people. He said that Pakistan has been a trustworthy friend and the people of Kuwait keep Pakistanis in the highest regards.
On this occasion, various treaties and agreements were signed between Pakistan and Kuwait including Extradition Treaty, Treaty for Visa waiver on Diplomatic Passport, Memorandum of Understanding on Investment and Protocol on Labour.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Kuwait was received by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House and a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Military presented Guard of Honor. Later the Prime Minister hosted lunch in honor of the visiting Prime Minister of Kuwait and his delegation.