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Interim PM meets Crown Prince of Kuwait, commits to deepen cooperation

Kuwait City, 29 November, 2023 (GNP): The Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaarul Haq Kakar, met with Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Jaber Al Sabah on Wednesday, affirming mutual commitments to bolster the longstanding relationship between Pakistan and Kuwait.

The meeting resulted in the signing of seven agreements and three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), marking a significant milestone in the advancement of economic ties between the two nations.

Expressing enthusiasm about the strengthened brotherly ties, PM Kakar emphasized the importance of the agreements, stating, “We’ve fortified our brotherly ties, signing seven agreements and three MoUs in key sectors. This heralds a new era in Pakistan-Kuwait economic ties. Looking forward to hosting Kuwaiti representatives soon.”

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The visit, following the PM’s recent trip to the United Arab Emirates, aimed to solidify partnerships and enhance collaboration with Kuwait, further advancing Pakistan’s relations within the Gulf region.

During the discussions at Kuwait’s Bayan Palace, PM Kakar reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to expand bilateral cooperation across diverse sectors, emphasizing mutual interest in trade, energy, information technology, labor, minerals, and investments.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) highlighted PM Kakar’s satisfaction with the close cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait in multilateral forums. Additionally, he appreciated Kuwait’s efforts in recruiting Pakistani manpower in crucial sectors such as health, security, and infrastructure.

In response, the Kuwait Crown Prince affirmed Kuwait’s eagerness to deepen and broaden bilateral relations with Pakistan, signifying mutual intentions to further strengthen their collaborative efforts.

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Moreover, PM Kakar and Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad witnessed the signing of seven agreements aimed at attracting multi-billion dollar investments from Kuwait in various sectors, including food security, agriculture, hydel power, water supply, mining activities, technology zones development, and mangrove preservation.

Additionally, three MoUs focused on environment, sustainable development, culture, and art were signed, further solidifying the comprehensive collaboration between the nations.

The leaders expressed their satisfaction with the trajectory of relations and pledged to maintain close contact, aiming to swiftly reinforce and deepen Pakistan-Kuwait relations.

PM Kakar hailed these agreements as another significant achievement brought forth by the Special Investment Facilitation Council platform, contributing to Pakistan’s economic growth and development.

During the visit, PM Kakar also extended prayers for the health and recovery of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad, who had been admitted to the hospital due to a health emergency.

Meetings with Kuwaiti Dignitaries

1. Meeting with Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Jaber Al Sabah:

  • Prime Minister Kakar and Kuwait Crown Prince mutually agreed to fortify bilateral relations, culminating in the signing of seven agreements and three MoUs across crucial sectors.

2. Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad:

  • PM Kakar and Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister witnessed the signing of seven agreements and three MoUs, signaling a strategic partnership aimed at attracting substantial investments from Kuwait in various sectors.

COAS Asim Munir meeting with Kuwait”s Crown Prince

In a separate development, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Asim Munir, held discussions with Kuwait Crown Prince during an official visit to Kuwait.

The meeting, which included interim Law Minister Ahmad Irfan Aslam and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kuwait Malik Mohammad Farooq, aimed at reinforcing the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Kuwait.

The discussions underscored the significance of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations. COAS Munir highlighted the longstanding partnership and the shared aspirations for continued collaboration and cooperation across various domains.