Kuwait City, 30 December 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait, Malik Mohammed Farooq, met with the Speaker of the Kuwait National Assembly, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Al-Saadoun.
— Pakistan Embassy Kuwait (@PakinKuwait) December 29, 2022
Both officials discuss matters of mutual concern and the prospects of enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait. Additionally, they deliberate upon increasing the parliamentary cooperation between both countries.
They expressed the hope that the upcoming 60th anniversary of Pakistan-Kuwait diplomatic relations would see an exchange of parliamentary delegations between the two nations.
In this vein, Farooq added, “Parliamentary diplomacy is an effective tool to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse areas.”
Farooq also thanked the government of Kuwait for its help during Pakistan’s flood crisis. He facilitated the Ambassador upon his unanimous election as speaker. During his turn, Al-Saadoun assured his cooperation in boosting bilateral ties.
He said that Kuwait is keen to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan’s government. He also expressed his condolences for the loss of lives and property due to the recent rains.
Along these lines, the Speaker reiterated, “Pakistan is close to our hearts, and both the country and I have a shared dream to work toward economic growth and development.”
Kuwait’s help during the floods
The government of Kuwait was at the forefront while providing relief during Pakistan’s flood. The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) also delivered urgent relief assistance to help the country.
The society’s field team secured the safety of the displaced persons and provided logistical, medical, and food needs.
Kuwait-Pakistan diplomatic ties
Pakistan-Kuwait relations are brotherly, based on shared history, traditions, and culture. Pakistan has an Embassy in Kuwait City.
Similarly, Kuwait also has an Embassy in Islamabad and a Consulate in Karachi. Time has proven that both countries have stood by each other during the most difficult and testing times.
Pakistan was among the first countries to send troops to Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in 1990. Nine Pakistani soldiers were martyred during mine-clearing operations.
Kuwait also responded well to its friendly country. The Kuwaiti government donated generously during the deadly earthquake in 2005 and at the time of the devastating floods in 2010.
Kuwait has contributed almost $25 million to Pakistan’s flood-affected people. It is pertinent to note that both countries will mark their 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in the upcoming year.