Tu­nisian FM high­lights po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic sta­bil­ity in Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

VI­ENNA: Tu­nisian For­eign Min­is­ter Khamis Al-Je­hi­nawi has praised the po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sta­bil­ity in Kuwait, mainly at­trib­uted to the wise di­rec­tives and lead­er­ship of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

In­ter­viewed on Sun­day at the end of a Euro­pean tour, Je­hi­nawi said that Kuwait has had a lead­ing role to­ward world is­sues, point­ing to the coun­try’s po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic and hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tives to end con­flicts and re­al­ize sta­bil­ity in the re­gion.

He proudly pointed to the UN hon­or­ing of His High­ness the Amir as a ‘Hu­man­i­tar­ian Leader’ and Kuwait as a ‘Hu­man­i­tar­ian Cen­ter.’ This hon­or­ing of­fers a clear ev­i­dence how the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity holds His High­ness the Amir in high es­teem. It also came in recog­ni­tion of Kuwait’s hard ef­forts for se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity world­wide.

Re­fer­ring to Kuwait’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence to sup­port the econ­omy and in­vest­ment in Tu­nisia, the min­is­ter said that his coun­try is keen on boost­ing bi­lat­eral ties in all fields, es­pe­cially econ­omy and pol­i­tics. Bi­lat­eral re­la­tions are “dis­tinct and deep-rooted,” he said.

Je­hi­nawi stressed the pos­i­tive out­come of the visit Tu­nisian Pres­i­dent Beji Caid Essebsi paid to Kuwait last year, on ties be­tween the two coun­tries. The min­is­ter him­self vis­ited Kuwait last month de­liv­er­ing a writ­ten mes­sage from Essebsi to His High­ness the Amir invit­ing him to at­tend the in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence on econ­omy and in­vest­ment in Tu­nisia slated for Novem­ber 20-30.

Kuwait has al­ways been a pi­o­neer in sup­port­ing Tu­nisia in all fields, he said, ad­ding that the coun­try’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the event would guar­an­tee it suc­cess to pro­mote the Tu­nisian econ­omy. Kuwait’s in­vest­ments in Tu­nisia cover var­i­ous sec­tors, mainly tourism and ho­tels, he said, not­ing that th­ese in­vest­ments found their way into the North African since the 1970s through the Kuwait In­vest­ment Au­thor­ity (KIA).

Je­hi­nawi em­pha­sized the role of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (KFAED) and its con­tri­bu­tions to sev­eral grand projects in Tu­nisia, fo­cus­ing on in­fra­struc­ture. Most re­cently, KFAED signed a loan agree­ment to of­fer Tu­nisia $22 mil­lion for the de­vel­op­ing the drink­ing water net­work in the coun­try. In the mean­time, the chief diplo­mat urged the Arab and for­eign coun­tries to en­hance the flow of cap­i­tal into the Tu­nisian econ­omy. He un­der­lined keen­ness by the Tu­nisian lead­er­ship to re­vive the econ­omy, to curb un­em­ploy­ment and ful­fill the ex­pec­ta­tions of the peo­ple.

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