UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (APP):Foreign ministers of Pakistan and Kuwait have expressed satisfaction over the growth of friendly relations between the two countries, and vowed to further strengthen their cooperation.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, who met on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, noted that the Kuwait-Pakistan ties were “exemplary”, according to an official statement.
The Kuwaiti foreign minister stressed that existing structured cooperation mechanisms in the political and the economic domains have provided a firm institutional basis to maintain a positive trajectory in their relations. Expressing the desire to further deepen and broaden this relationship, he noted that there was immense untapped potential especially in the energy sector.
On his part, Foreign Minister Qureshi said that Pakistan placed high priority to its fraternal relations with Kuwait. This was a relationship marked by close convergence of views on issues on mutual concern, including a shared vision for regional peace and stability.
The Pakistani foreign minister emphasized the need to further enhance trade and investments in various sectors including agriculture, agro-industries, fisheries and oil exploration in Pakistan. He added that easing visa regimes will contribute to this end.
Qureshi accepted an invitation from Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, to visit Kuwait at the earliest, according to the statement. The foreign ministers expressed the confidence that such high level visits will provide further impetus to the exemplary relations between the two countries, it said.