Kuwait (Web Desk): Pakistan and Kuwait on Wednesday reiterated the desire to further deepen and broaden bilateral relations.
The desire was expressed by Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah during their meeting in Kuwait today, the Radio Pakistan reported.
The premier reaffirmed the importance Pakistan attaches to its relationship with Kuwait and reiterated the desire to further expand bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
He underscored the resolve to forge deeper economic engagement between Pakistan and Kuwait-including in trade, energy, IT, Labour, Mineral and investments.
PM Kakar expressed satisfaction at close cooperation between the two countries at multilateral fora.
He appreciated the measures undertaken by Kuwait for recruitment of Pakistani manpower in the fields of health, security and infrastructure.
The Crown Prince of Kuwait reciprocated the sentiments of the prime minister.
Earlier today, PM was presented with a guard of honour on his arrival at Bayan Palace.
Kuwaiti Interior Minister Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received the prime minister.
A contingent of Kuwaiti static guards presented a salute to the visiting dignitary.
The national anthems of the two countries were played on the occasion.
PM Kakar was introduced to the members of the Kuwaiti cabinet and officials.
Interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar, Energy Minister Muhammad Ali, Commerce Minister Gauhar Ejaz, Climate Change Minister Ahmed Irfan Aslam and Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi accompanied the prime minister.
Separately, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior of Kuwait Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmad Al Sabah on Wednesday underlined the importance of historical brotherly ties between the two countries.
During a meeting, they reaffirmed the desire to strengthen the fraternal ties by transforming them into a mutually rewarding economic partnership.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir was also present during the meeting, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.
The leaders also witnessed the signing of seven agreements concluded to attract multi-billion dollars investment from the State of Kuwait in various sectors of Pakistan including food security/ agriculture, hydel power, water supplies (safe drinking water and supporting mining activities), establishment of mining fund to support mineral industry, technology zones development and mangrove preservation.
In addition, three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the fields of culture & art, environment & sustainable development were also signed.
The leaders expressed great satisfaction at the trajectory of relations, agreed to remain in close contact, and take swift steps in further strengthening and deepening of Pakistan-Kuwait relations.
PM Kakar termed these agreements with Kuwait another milestone in the achievements which the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) platform was bringing for the country.
He also prayed for the good health of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait.
It is pertinent to mention that PM Kakar is on a two-day official visit to Kuwait with the primary objective of signing of MoUs in multiple areas geared to transforming the six decades’ long bilateral relations into mutually beneficial economic ties.