Meeting of the Foreign Minister with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait

New York, 24 September, 2018

As part of his bilateral engagements on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, today.

Commending the excellent bilateral relations, 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 this positive trajectory. Expressing the desire to further deepen and broaden this relationship, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister noted that there was immense untapped potential especially in the energy sector.

Reciprocating the goodwill, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored 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 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.

On invitation by Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Foreign Minister consented to visit Kuwait at the earliest. The Foreign Ministers expressed the confidence that such high level visits will provide further impetus to the exemplary relations between the two countries.