Published On: Thu, Mar 2nd, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

Pakistan, Kuwait celebrate 60th Anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic Relations

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ISLAMABAD: A joint event was organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of Kuwait in Islamabad on Tuesday to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the State of Kuwait and Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar was the chief guest at the event.

Hina Rabbani Khar hailed the historic bilateral relationship cemented over past six decades. She highlighted deep-seated nature of relations between the two countries, characterized by fraternal ties, common aspirations and values as well as bright prospects for future cooperation.

Hina Rabbani Khar said Pakistan looks forward to enhancing relations with the brotherly country of Kuwait in all areas of mutual interest especially health, skilled manpower, IT, food and security.

The Minister of State said both the countries have covered a good distance in strengthening their bilateral relations. She pointed out that Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company continues to be an important force to bind the businesses between the two countries and create opportunities.

She said Pakistani community in Kuwait has played a pivotal role in further solidifying the bonds of cooperation.

Hina Rabbani Khar said both the countries have stood by each other in difficult times. Referring to the sending of Pakistani medical team to Kuwait in the wake of breakout of Covid-19, she said this has opened the doors of more cooperation in this area.

The Minister of State hoped that Kuwait’s liberalization of visa regime for Pakistani businessmen and skilled professionals will immensely boost our mutually beneficial ties in future.

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Pakistan Nassar Abdulrahman Almutairi, in his remarks, said Pakistan-Kuwait relations are moving in the right direction and there is a common will to further develop them.

The Kuwaiti Ambassador gifted a model of ship to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the anniversary celebrations.

A commemorative logo of 60th Anniversary was unveiled in the joint event. A photo exhibition was also inaugurated by the Minister of State, depicting various aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as high-level exchanges. Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, UN and Government officials, business community, academia, media, and civil society attended the joint event.

Kuwait hosts a significant Pakistani diaspora playing a critical role in the development and prosperity of both nations. The joint event marked the beginning of year-long activities that would be organized both in Kuwait and Pakistan with a view to transforming the fraternal ties into more concrete and mutually rewarding economic relations.