ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Kuwait’s assistant foreign minister of Asian affairs on Wednesday and called for stronger ties, particularly in the areas of trade, manpower export and food security, the foreign office said.
Kuwait’s Ali Suleman Al-Saeed is on an official visit to Pakistan to hold a third round of bilateral political consultations. The last round was held in Kuwait in May 2016.
Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with Kuwait, particularly in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security. He also discussed the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries, the foreign office said.
Al-Saeed 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,” the Pakistani foreign office said. “Views were also exchanged on regional developments, including stability in the Gulf/Middle East and CPEC.”
Qureshi also lauded the role of Kuwait in helping reach a breakthrough in Qatar’s three-year-old dispute with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries.
“Foreign Minister Qureshi lauded the positive and constructive role played by the Kuwaiti leadership toward the resolution of differences among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,” the statement said.
Separately, Major General Yousef Ahmed Al-Hnaity, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff of Jordan, called on the Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Tuesday.
“During the meeting matters of mutual & professional interest and regional security situation were discussed,” the Pakistani military said in a statement. “COAS said that Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Jordan and Pakistan Army looks forward for enhanced defense and security cooperation with Jordan Armed Forces.”