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PM’s visit to China reflects distinguished relations: FM Sheikh Al-Mubarak meets with Jinping

BEIJING, June 4, (KUNA): Visiting Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah said here on Wednesday the ongoing visit by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah to China reflects distinguished relations between both countries. Speaking to KUNA, Sheikh Sabah Khaled quoted the Chinese side as stressing interest in security and stability in Kuwait and the entire region and voicing willingness to promote and deepen bilateral relations. “We are willing to have distinguished relations with China and we won’t forget its position during the occupation of Kuwait and even its following- up on outstanding issues in the UN Security Council,” he said.

The Kuwaiti delegation exchanged views with the Chinese side on several regional issues, mainly Iran’s nuclear dossier, Palestine, Syria, Yemen and Libya. They also discussed the recent presidential election in Egypt as part of the country’s roadmap, reiterating support for its security and stability, he added. He noted that they had considered trade cooperation between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. His Highness the Prime Minister’s tour coincides with the Arab-Chinese Forum which will begin on Thursday, he said, adding that Sheikh Jaber will address the event. Meanwhile, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah met here on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People with President of China Li Jinping.

The Kuwaiti guest delivered a written message to the president from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah extending an invitation to the president to visit Kuwait. The message also dealt with bilateral relations and means to ameliorate them. The Kuwaiti prime minister also met at the Great Hall of the People with Zhang Dejiang who is a high-ranking official in the Communist Party of China (CPC). He currently serves as Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, equivalent to the speaker of the lower house in other countries. His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak extended the well wishes of Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim to Speaker Dejiang and to the Chinese people.

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