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Caretaker Prime Minister heads to Kuwait after UAE visit

Islamabad, 28 November, 2023 (GNP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, continuing his diplomatic engagements, embarked on a pivotal two-day visit to Kuwait following the successful conclusion of his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) confirmed through social media platform X that PM Kakar departed for Kuwait from Abu Dhabi’s Al-Bateen airport, bidding farewell to UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei and Pakistani diplomatic representatives.

During his visit to Kuwait, PM Kakar is slated to meet with Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Jaber Al Sabah and Kuwait PM Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah.

This visit is heralded by the PMO as the commencement of a “new era of economic cooperation” between Pakistan and Kuwait.

As part of the diplomatic discussions, PM Kakar is expected to finalize various memorandums of understanding (MoUs) encompassing manpower, information technology, mineral exploration, food security, energy, and defense sectors.

The anticipated agreements aim to fortify bilateral ties and foster substantial economic collaborations between the two nations.

Remarkably, 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Kuwait, underscoring the significance of this momentous visit in strengthening historical ties and forging new avenues for partnership.

In parallel developments during his stay in the UAE, PM Kakar paid homage to the sacrifices made by the UAE’s national heroes at a memorial site in Abu Dhabi.

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He was received by Sheikh Thayeb bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and participated in a solemn guard of honor ceremony before laying a wreath at the martyrs’ monument.

The PM expressed his gratitude for the UAE’s brave martyrs in the memorial’s guest book, acknowledging their contributions.

Moreover, PM Kakar visited the renowned Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, where he was briefed about the mosque’s significant message emphasizing coexistence, tolerance, and openness to diverse cultures, aligned with the vision of the nation’s late founder.

Previously, Pakistan and the UAE inked pivotal MoUs related to investment cooperation, unlocking substantial funding opportunities from the Middle Eastern state.

These agreements encompass sectors such as energy, port operations, wastewater treatment, food security, logistics, minerals, and banking and financial services.

The signing ceremony was attended by PM Kakar, Chief of Army Staff Gen Syed Asim Munir, and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, signifying a shared commitment to bolstering bilateral strategic cooperation.

The PMO highlighted that the MoUs would catalyze “multi-billion dollars of investment from the UAE into Pakistan,” contributing to various initiatives envisioned under the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).

PM Kakar hailed these signings as a “historic event” propelling a new era of economic partnership between Pakistan and the UAE.