UK sup­ports Kuwait me­di­a­tion ef­forts over GCC cri­sis: UK envoy

UK com­pa­nies free to choose in­vest­ment strat­egy in Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Bri­tish Am­bas­sador to Kuwait Michael Daven­port stressed on UK’s sup­port for Kuwait’s me­di­a­tion ef­forts to defuse ten­sion in the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC). The re­marks by the am­bas­sador came in a meet­ing be­tween the Bri­tish diplo­mat and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Kuwaiti press and me­dia on the oc­ca­sion of as­sum­ing his new du­ties, at the Bri­tish em­bassy in Kuwait.

On the GCC cri­sis, Daven­port made ref­er­ence to the Bri­tish For­eign Min­is­ter’s re­cent visit to Kuwait, not­ing that the goal was to strengthen the po­si­tion of Kuwaiti me­di­a­tion. The Bri­tish diplo­mat praised the “strong, deep and com­pre­hen­sive” re­la­tion be­tween the two na­tions, adding that the two coun­tries have many com­mon in­ter­ests and ef­fec­tive bi­lat­eral re­la­tions. He noted that Kuwait is a very im­por­tant in­vestor in Bri­tain, re­call­ing as well the large Bri­tish par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Gulf war in 1990.

On Kuwait’s 2035 vi­sion, Daven­port said that Bri­tish com­pa­nies have the free­dom to choose the ap­pro­pri­ate in­vest­ment strat­egy. “We have a team at the em­bassy that be­longs to the In­ter­na­tional Trade Min­istry,” he said. “This min­istry, along with the Kuwait-Bri­tish Trade Cen­ter, present good ser­vice to Bri­tish com­pa­nies that are in­ter­ested in the Kuwait mar­ket.” Daven­port added that the Bri­tish For­eign Min­is­ter ex­pressed his plea­sure for vis­it­ing Kuwait last July, and asked him to build on the ex­cel­lent re­la­tions that the two coun­tries share and ex­ert his best ef­forts to strengthen them.

KUWAIT: Bri­tish Am­bas­sador to Kuwait Michael Daven­port meets with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Kuwaiti press and me­dia, in­clud­ing Kuwait Times Ed­i­tor-in-Chief Abd Al-Rah­man Al-Alyan.

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