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Pakistan and Kuwait hold second round of bilateral political consultations
June 1, 2016, 4:48 pm

The second round of bilateral political consultations between Pakistan and Kuwait was held on 29 May, at the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pakistan's delegation, which was led by the Special Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Waheed-ul-Hassan, also included the Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti side was led by Ambassador Ali Sulaiman Al-Saeed, Assistant Foreign Minister, Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations. Expressing satisfaction on the existing level of relationship, both the delegations agreed on the need to further strengthen the two way ties. In particular, they agreed to increase interaction at leadership level, promote investments, enhance exchange of visits by businessmen and raise cooperation between Pakistan and the Kuwait Fund for development projects in Pakistan.

The two sides also discussed ways and means to ease visa restrictions on Pakistan nationals and increase recruitment of Pakistani manpower for employment in Kuwait, keeping in view the close and fraternal ties between the two countries.

Views were also exchanged on the issues confronting the region. The Special Secretary while highlighting Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's vision of a 'Peaceful Neighborhood' briefed the Kuwaiti side on the efforts being made by Pakistan towards promotion of friendly relations with its neighbors. He also highlighted the achievements made under the ongoing operation' Zarb-e-Azb' against terrorists.

The Pakistani side also briefed the Kuwaiti side on efforts for increasing regional connectivity through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and invited them to invest in energy and infrastructure development projects in Pakistan.

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