Kuwait’s Assistant Foreign Minister of Asian Affairs Ambassador Ali Suleiman Al-Saeed, concluded his four day visit to Islamabad on 29 January, 2021

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Visit of Kuwait’s Assistant Foreign Minister of Asian Affairs, to Pakistan (25-29 January, 2021) Kuwait’s Assistant Foreign Minister of Asian Affairs Ambassador Ali Suleiman Al-Saeed, concluded his four day visit to Islamabad on 29 January, 2021. The visit took place in the backdrop of the meeting of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi with his Kuwaiti counterpart on the sidelines of the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey, Niger, in November 2020.
The Assistant Foreign Minister held the Third Round of Bilateral Political Consultations co-chaired by Ambassador Khalid H. Memon, Special Secretary (Middle East) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The political consultations centered on reviewing the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, collaboration on issues of mutual interest at regional and international forums, and possibilities for enhanced collaboration in other fields including food security, agriculture, poultry, livestock, tourism and oil exploration. Discussions were also held on possible Kuwaiti investments in the CPEC-related projects in Pakistan.
In addition to his call on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Kuwaiti Assistant Foreign Minister also met the Minister of Interior, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development (OP&HRD), Chairman Board of Investment (BOI), and Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood hosted a working luncheon for the Kuwaiti delegation.
Pakistan and Kuwait have a long-standing fraternal relationship, marked by warmth between the leadership and abiding ties between the two peoples, rooted in shared faith, culture and traditions. The President of Pakistan visited Kuwait in October 2020 to offer condolences on the sad demise of Late Emir of Kuwait. Earlier, the Foreign Minister had visited Kuwait in May 2019. Pakistan’s brotherly cooperation with Kuwait was further solidified as the two countries cooperated intensively in health sector and food security in the wake of the global pandemic.
Kuwait is an important country of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The leadership of Kuwait played a pivotal role in facilitating the resolution of outstanding differences among the brotherly countries of the GCC through diplomatic means – a role appreciated by Pakistan as well as the wider international community.
Islamabad
29 January 2021

Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed, Assistant Foreign Minister on Asian Affairs of the State of Kuwait, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed,Kuwait

Assistant Foreign Minister of Asian Affairs of the State of Kuwait calls on the Foreign Minister
Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed, Assistant Foreign Minister on Asian Affairs of the State of Kuwait, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, today.


Foreign Minister Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with the State of Kuwait. He stressed the importance of deepening and diversifying bilateral cooperation — in particular in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security. He also underscored the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries, which could be instrumental in significantly enhancing bilateral interactions in myriad fields.


Foreign Minister Qureshi lauded the positive and constructive role played by the Kuwaiti leadership towards the resolution of differences among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
The Assistant Foreign Minister reciprocated the Foreign Minister’s views on further fortifying the bilateral relationship. He said his visit reflected the keenness of the leadership of Kuwait to enhance cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in diverse arenas.


During the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction at mutual collaboration in multilateral organizations, in particular the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Views were also exchanged on regional developments, including stability in the Gulf/Middle East and CPEC.
The Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait is on an official visit to Pakistan to hold the Third Round of Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC). The last round was held in Kuwait in May 2016.


Islamabad
27 January 2021