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The First Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Kuwait were held on 07 October 2013 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.

Ms. Naela Chohan, Additional Foreign Secretary (ME & A), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, led Pakistan’s delegation, while the Kuwaiti side was led by H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mirjin Al-Roumi, Director Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.

The First round of Bilateral Political Consultations coincided with the 50th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Kuwait. It is a useful platform to review all aspects of the bilateral relations, exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest as well as to explore ways and means to remove bottlenecks with an aim to further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Kuwait.

The two sides agreed to diversify and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest including promotion of investments, regular holding of Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting and completion of development projects under Kuwait Fund. In the meeting it was recommended that linkages between the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Ministry of Labour of Kuwait may be established to facilitate export of Pakistani skilled labour force to Kuwait. The two sides also emphasized the need for regular high level exchanges including exchange of parliamentary delegations as well as private sector visits.

08 October 2013

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