Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that he had been able to make headway regarding Kuwait’s visa situation, following the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister’s trip to Pakistan.

Pakistan and Kuwait have historical ties for 58 years, with the former standing firm with Kuwait against Iraqi occupation, said Kuwait’s Foreign Minister.

“We would like our relationship to be institutionalised,” he said, adding that the Pakistani community in Kuwait is an integral part of Kuwait’s development.

“The visa issue is being handled seriously,” he stated.

Members of the delegation met to discuss this mechanism along with regional and international challenges.

“We truly commend Pakistan’s position during the Gulf Cooperation Council rift in maintaining neutrality,” said Kuwait, adding that dicsussions on ways to strengthen cooperation in international organizations had also been carried out.

On the invitation of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, is visiting Pakistan from March 18, 2021 to March 19. He has been accompanied by a delegation consisting of senior officials from the Kuwaiti Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, Interior, and Trade and Industry, revealed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The visit of the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister comes just weeks following the bilateral meeting held with Foreign Minister Qureshi on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey, Niger, in November 2020. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to work closely towards further strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.


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