Kuwait eyes tak­ing Spain’s ex­cel­lent ties to new height

FM re­calls sup­port­ive stance of Spain dur­ing in­va­sion

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13, (KUNA): Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Al­Jar­al­lah on Thurs­day spoke highly of Kuwait-Spain re­la­tions, ex­press­ing de­sire to take “the ex­cel­lent ties” to a new height.

Speak­ing to re­porters at Em­bassy of Spain in Kuwait on the fringes of a cel­e­bra­tion by to mark the Na­tional Day of Spain, Al-Jar­al­lah said the of­fi­cial visit ex­changes opened new hori­zons for mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields.

The grow­ing num­bers of Kuwaiti na­tion­als vis­it­ing Spain sig­nal the peo­ple-to-peo­ple friend­ship, he said, laud­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity and fa­cil­i­ta­tion of­fered by the Span­ish au­thor­i­ties to the Kuwaiti tourists.

Stance

Al-Jar­al­lah re­called the sup­port­ive stance of Spain dur­ing the Iraqi in­va­sion of Kuwait, voic­ing de­sire for greater co­op­er­a­tion.

On Kuwait’s ef­forts at the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil as a non-per­ma­nent mem­ber, he said the Kuwaiti mis­sion main­tains close co­or­di­na­tion with all mem­bers of the Coun­cil, in­clud­ing Ger­many that got a non-per­ma­nent seat re­cently, with a view to ac­ti­vat­ing the role of the Coun­cil.

For his part, Spain’s Am­bas­sador Al­varo Ro­driguez Al­varez said the friendly peo­ple-topeo­ple and state-to-state re­la­tions be­tween his coun­try and Kuwait are driven by the spe­cial ties be­tween both royal fam­i­lies.

Both coun­ties main­tain grow­ing co­op­er­a­tion in the po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, com­mer­cial and in­vest­ment ar­eas over long years, he added, voic­ing hope for con­tribut­ing to the re­la­tion­ship dur­ing his ten­ure.

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