Sheikh Nasser heads to China
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.