Kuwait, In­dia dis­cuss ties

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT/NEW DELHI: First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah re­ceived a phone call yes­ter­day from his In­dian coun­ter­part Sushma Swaraj where they dis­cussed bi­lat­eral ties. The two of­fi­cials also tack­led the lat­est de­vel­op­ment seen in the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional are­nas. Separately, Kuwait Am­bas­sador to In­dia Fa­had Ah­mad Al-Awadi pre­sented his cre­den­tials to Pres­i­dent of the In­dian Repub­lic Pranab Mukher­jee yes­ter­day. The cer­e­mony was held in the Pres­i­den­tial Palace in the cap­i­tal New Delhi, the Kuwaiti Em­bassy in New Delhi said in a state­ment.

Both the sides took stock of the cur­rent In­dia-Kuwait re­la­tions and ex­plored ways of strength­en­ing it in var­i­ous sec­tors. The state­ment added that the am­bas­sador con­veyed greet­ings of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Pres­i­dent Mukhe­jee dur­ing the meet­ing and also con­veyed His High­ness’ wishes for good health and hap­pi­ness to the pres­i­dent and pros­per­ity and de­vel­op­ment to the friendly peo­ple of In­dia. The Am­bas­sador also un­der­lined the im­por­tance of strong eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity re­la­tions be­tween In­dia and Kuwait while ex­press­ing the strong de­sire of the Kuwaiti lead­er­ship to deepen co­op­er­a­tion in all ar­eas.

The state­ment also said that the In­dian pres­i­dent, on his part, asked the Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador to con­vey his greet­ings to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and wished the Kuwaiti peo­ple progress and suc­cess. The In­dian Pres­i­dent also re­called the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to In­dia in 2006 and the visit of HH the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah say­ing that those vis­its helped to fur­ther ce­ment the ties be­tween Kuwait and In­dia.

He also pointed out to the ro­bust trade ties be­tween the two sides which touched USD 14 bil­lion last year while ex­press­ing his hope that Am­bas­sador Fa­had Al-Awadi would help to fur­ther strengthen co­op­er­a­tion with the In­dian gov­ern­ment to achieve goals which will serve the in­ter­ests of the peo­ples in both the friendly coun­tries. —KUNA

—KUNA

NEW DELHI: Kuwait Am­bas­sador to In­dia Fa­had AlAwadi presents his cre­den­tials to Pres­i­dent of the In­dian Repub­lic Pranab Mukher­jee.

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