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Nawaz Sharif punctuated importance of bilateral ties between Pakistan-Kuwait

08 March, 2017

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KUWAIT CITY: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday punctuated the importance of bilateral ties between Pakistan and Kuwait, said a press release on Tuesday at the Bayan palace. On meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak al Hamad al Sabah, at the royal palace, Nawaz recalled the Kuwaiti PM's visit to Pakistan back in November 2013 which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations being established between the two nations.

PM Nawaz said that more than 114,000 expatriates of Pakistani origin live in Kuwait which is a manifestation of the strong diplomatic ties. He added that Pakistan and Kuwait have had longstanding economic relations and Pakistan wished to further enhance its relations with Kuwait in all spheres.

"The Joint Ministerial Commission provides the best platform to take stock of bilateral cooperation in various economic sectors and setting new benchmarks to carry this cooperation forward," he added.

Nawaz reiterated the need to enhance bilateral trade to its utmost potential. "Encouraging greater private sector interaction could enhance the existing level of trade as well as bridge the imbalance in existing trade patterns," he said.

Nawaz proposed to establish a Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Business Council between two apex chambers of commerce to address the issues.

Furthermore, he said that there is great potential for cooperation in fields such as agriculture, construction, poultry, livestock and fisheries. In this regard, he called for holding meetings of experts of the two countries to work out a viable framework.

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