KUWAIT, June 10: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nasser Al-Sabah on Thursday hailed the “depth” of his country’s ties with India, saying bilateral relations remain on an upward trajectory. Against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, the Kuwaiti foreign minister, amid talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar, said relations have made tremendous progress across numerous fields. As the world’s second most populous nation fights an upsurge in coronavirus cases, fueled by an indigenous variant, the Indian minister said New Delhi appreciates the copious amounts of aid it has received from Kuwait to help cushion the blow from the pandemic.
Matters such as healthcare and food security were among the focal points of the talks, which also covered regional and international happenings, with both sides seeing more room for cooperation in crucial sectors such as trade and investment. The talks also yielded a deal for the recruitment of domestic labor from India, one of many agreements that typify the growing proximity between the two countries
Earlier His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Thursday India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who delivered a letter from his Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The encounter was held in the attendance of Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, amongst other Kuwaiti officials.