Kuwait, Brunei ink ac­cord and MoUs

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The Sul­tanate of Brunei and the State of Kuwait yes­ter­day signed four mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing, one ac­cord, and a pro­to­col re­lated to co­op­er­a­tion in ed­u­ca­tion, tourism, and diplo­macy. The sign­ing cer­e­mony was at­tended by His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sul­tan of Brunei Haji Has­sanal Bolkiah Mu’iz­zaddin Wad­daulah, who ear­lier held of­fi­cial talks on boost­ing bi­lat­eral ties and is­sues of mu­tual con­cern, at Is­tana Nu­rul Iman pres­i­den­tial palace.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah, Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter, and his Bruneian coun­ter­part, Lim Jock Seng, signed MoUs on co­op­er­a­tion in higher ed­u­ca­tion and sci­en­tific re­search, tourism co­or­di­na­tion, train­ing of staff of the two coun­tries’ for­eign min­istries and estab­lish­ing a joint co­op­er­a­tion com­mis­sion. The two sides also signed a sin­gle agree­ment on ex­empt­ing hold­ers of diplo­matic pass­ports from the two coun­tries from en­try visas and a pro­to­col mod­i­fy­ing the pre­vi­ously-inked agree­ment on avert­ing dou­ble tax­a­tion and evad­ing tax li­a­bil­i­ties. Kuwait Am­bas­sador to Brunei Dr Fa­had Me­shari Al-Dhafiri, held a lun­cheon in honor of His High­ness the Amir and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion.

Mean­while, His High­ness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah has ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion on the out­come of the 2nd Asia Co­op­er­a­tion Di­a­logue Sum­mit (ACD). This sum­mit was dis­tin­guished with “wis­dom and ef­fi­ciency and sub­stan­tial suc­cess,” His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad said in a ca­ble he ad­dressed to Thai Prime Min­is­ter General Prayut Chan-o-cha, fol­low­ing His High­ness’ ad­dress to the Asian sum­mit and on his visit to the na­tion.

Fruits of the sum­mit will con­trib­ute to bol­ster­ing the ex­ist­ing co­op­er­a­tion among the Asian States and achieve fur­ther “merger” among them in var­i­ous spheres for ser­vice of com­mon goals, His High­ness the Amir said in the ca­ble to the Thai premier. Ex­tend­ing grat­i­tude to the Thai au­thor­i­ties for the warm hos­pi­tal­ity, Sheikh Sabah AlAh­mad also ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion on the good order and prepa­ra­tion for the con­ven­tion. He also ex­pressed good wishes to the friendly peo­ple of Thai­land, hop­ing to see fur­ther el­e­va­tion of the dis­tin­guished ties be­tween Kuwait and Thai­land. His High­ness the Amir, shortly ear­lier, wrapped up his visit to Thai­land dur­ing which he ad­dressed the Asian sum­mit. — Agen­cies

Pho­tos show His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sul­tan of Brunei Haji Has­sanal Bolkiah Mu’iz­zaddin Wad­daulah and other top of­fi­cials af­ter the sign­ing of MoUs yes­ter­day. —KUNA pho­tos

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