Sheikh Nasser heads to China

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

KUWAIT CITY, May 11, (KUNA): Min­is­ter of the Amiri Di­wan Af­fairs and mem­ber of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment (SCPD) Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah headed Thurs­day to China to par­take in the “Belt and Road” ini­tia­tive fo­rum sched­uled for May 14-15 in Bei­jing.

Sheikh Nasser’s par­tic­i­pa­tion is viewed as an­other mile­stone in Kuwaiti-Chi­nese re­la­tions and it comes in line with His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vi­sion for Kuwait’s de­vel­op­ment.

Sheikh Nasser’s visit to China also came as a fol­low up to pre­vi­ously signed agree­ments be­tween China and Kuwait dur­ing His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah’s visit to the Asian coun­try in 2014. “The Silk Road Eco­nomic Belt and the 21stcen­tury Mar­itime Silk Road” was launched by China in 2013 as an ef­fort to re­vive and bol­ster eco­nomic ex­change and com­merce amongst coun­tries through­out Asia as well as Africa.

Diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Kuwait and China dates back to 1971. Kuwait was amongst first coun­tries to sign Belt and Road ini­tia­tive in 2013.

KUNA photo

Sheikh Nasser leav­ing Kuwait to par­take in ‘Belt and Road’ fo­rum in China.

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