Islamabad, January 28: Pakistan on Wednesday afternoon invited Kuwait to participate in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
In a meeting with Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed, Assistant Foreign Minister on Asian Affairs of the State of Kuwait here, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said CPEC was a game changer.
“Views were also exchanged on regional developments, including stability in the Gulf/Middle East and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” said an official statement.
FM Qureshi said CPEC was beneficial not only for Pakistan but for the whole region.
“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 statement added.
Foreign Minister Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with the State of Kuwait.
Qureshi stressed the importance of deepening and diversifying bilateral cooperation – in particular in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security.
He also underscored the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries, which could be instrumental in significantly enhancing bilateral interactions in myriad fields.
Foreign Minister Qureshi lauded the positive and constructive role played by the Kuwaiti leadership towards the resolution of differences among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
The Assistant Foreign Minister reciprocated the Foreign Minister’s views on further fortifying the bilateral relationship. He said his visit reflected the keenness of the leadership of Kuwait to enhance cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in diverse areas.
The Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait is on an official visit to Pakistan to hold the Third Round of Bilateral Political Consultations. The last round was held in Kuwait in May 2016.
Source: China Economic Net