KUWAIT CITY, June 23: Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al- Salem Al-Sabah held talks on Wednesday with the Vatican Ambassador to Kuwait Eugene Martin Nugent. The two sides tackled several issues of common interest, especially related to security cooperation and ways to enhance it within the deep relations between the State of Kuwait and the Vatican. On his part, Ambassador Nugent expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti minister for his hospitality, assuring the importance of topics they have discussed.
Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah received Wednesday the new UK and North Ireland Ambassador to Kuwait, Belinda Lewis on the occasion of her new appointment. During the reception, both sides discussed issues of common interest and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, said the Ministry of Defense in a press statement. The meeting was attended by British military attache to the country, Col. Paul Mulvaney. The Defense Minister, separately, then met the newly appointed ambassador of the Vatican Eugene Martin Nugent, discussing issues of mutual concern. Both receptions were attended by Army Chief-of-Staff Lieu Gen Khaled Saleh Al-Sabah