A Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation visiting the Kingdom of Thailand on Wednesday discussed ways to enhance cooperation. A statement by the delegation said that the Thai National Assembly Speaker Chuan Leekpai and the Thai-Kuwaiti parliamentary committee extended an invitation to the Kuwaiti delegation to visit the country.

The Gulf state delegation handed during its visit an invitation to Leekpai to visit Kuwait. The Kuwaiti delegation’s meetings with Thai legislative officials focused on various issues including further facilitation of procedures for Kuwaitis seeking treatment in Thailand and also touched on increasing Thai exports of agricultural goods to Kuwait amongst other issues.

The Kuwaiti parliamentarians brought up the subject of the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, calling on regional states, including Thailand, to support solutions to put an end to the mistreatment of the Rohingya. Head of the Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation MP Ali Al-Deqbasi stressed the importance of the visit especially with it occurring after the new parliamentary election in Thailand, indicating that this opened a new phase in Kuwaiti-Thai legislative ties. He also commended the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission in Thailand, headed by Ambassador Abdullah Al-Sharhan, saying that they were doing a tremendous job in consolidating relations.

On his part, head of the Thai-Kuwaiti parliamentary friendship committee Wan Mohammad Nour commended relations with Kuwait, stressing the importance of bolster commercial exchange between the two countries. He also lauded Kuwait’s humanitarian efforts, which contributed to world security and peace. The Kuwaiti delegation is headed by MP Al-Debasi and includes MPs Khaled Al-Shatti and Ahmad Behbahani, as well as Fatima Al-Qazwini from the National Assembly’s Secretariat.

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