Jaishankar, Kuwait FM discuss business, bilateral cooperation

Jaishankar, Kuwait FM discuss business, bilateral cooperation

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday. PTI

Kuwait City, June 10

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held “productive discussions” with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Thursday during which the two sides discussed a range of issues including health, food, education, energy, digital and business cooperation.

Jaishankar, who arrived in Kuwait on his first bilateral visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation early on Thursday, also appreciated Commerce Minister Dr Abdullah Issa Al-Salman who was present during the talks.

“Productive discussions with FM @anmas71 of Kuwait. Aimed at taking forward our traditional friendship. Appreciate the presence of Commerce Minister Dr Abdullah Issa Al-Salman in the talks,” Jaishankar tweeted.

He said the agenda of talks included health, food, education, energy, digital and business cooperation. “Agreed to review progress with early meeting of our joint commission,” he tweeted.

The two sides also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will give Indian workers greater legal protection in Kuwait.

“Welcomed the openness to address the issues of Indian community in Kuwait. Witnessed signing of a MoU that will give our workers greater legal protection. Launched the celebration of 60th anniversary of our ties,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Jaishankar, who is carrying a personal letter from PM Narendra Modi to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, earlier called on Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed visited India in March during which both sides decided to set up the joint commission. — PTI

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