ISLAMABAD, NOV 28 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah of Kuwait on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC in Niamey, Niger.
The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations, COVID-19 situation, the worsening situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) and regional security.
Foreign Minister Qureshi stated that Pakistan and Kuwait enjoyed close historical and fraternal relations.
The Foreign Minister highlighted that a large number of Pakistanis living in Kuwait were making major contribution in the socio-economic development of Kuwait.
The Foreign Minister underscored Pakistan’s desire to transform close political relations into a robust economic partnership.
Foreign Minister Qureshi, while highlighting the COVID-19 as a formidable global health and economic challenge, appreciated the steps to counter the spread of pandemic.
He stated that despite limited resources the Government of Pakistan’s smart lockdown policy had helped in effectively countering the spread of the pandemic in Pakistan.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance cooperation in various fields including agriculture and food security.
Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed his Kuwaiti counterpart on the aggravating human rights and humanitarian situation in IIOJK since 5 August 2019, and India’s illegal measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.
The Foreign Minister thanked the Government of Kuwait for its consistent support to Pakistan on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister highlighted Kuwait’s steadfast position on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance contacts at higher level to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister conveyed cordial greetings and message of good wishes from the Amir of Kuwait to the leadership and people of Pakistan.=DNA