‘Pakistan keen to upgrade relations with Kuwait’

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19th batch of doctors, nurses coming soon: Ambassador Farooq

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kuwait, HE Malik Muhammad Farooq, affirmed keenness to open broad and new horizons for cooperation between the two countries in various fields, in conjunction with the passage of 60 years of diplomatic relations, which falls this year, reports Al-Seyassah daily. This came in a speech delivered by the Pakistani envoy during the celebrations the day before yesterday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on the occasion of the 83rd anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil, Dr. Badr Al-Mullah, Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Ambassador Samih Hayat, a group of sheikhs, ambassadors, and a crowd of dignitaries.

Pakistani Ambassador to Kuwait Malik Muhammad Farooq (middle), Dr Bader Al- Mullah and Ambassador Samih Hayat during the cake-cutting ceremony

He pointed out that Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy deep brotherly relations that spanned a century, indicating that the contacts and commercial ties between the peoples of the two countries, and we have strong Kuwaiti investments in Pakistan through the Kuwait Investment Authority and the Kuwait Oil Company, and we are keen to increase them.

He went on to say, “The skilled Pakistani workforce has contributed to the development and construction of Kuwait for several decades. Kuwait has also generously helped Pakistan during various challenges such as earthquakes and fl oods, pointing out that the Pakistani forces played an important role in de-mining operations on the strategic Boubiyan Island in the early 1990s.” In his remarks on the sidelines of the ceremony, Farooq told reporters, “After the success of the trade delegation’s visit on the 7th and 8th of last month, we will soon witness an exhibition of Pakistani products that are exported to European countries and the Gulf region, in cooperation between the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federal Chamber of Commerce of Pakistan.”

It is responsible for all the chambers of commerce in Pakistan, and there are very many of them.” Regarding the arrival of the new medical batch after the arrival of 188 doctors, nurses and technicians in the 18th batch, Farouk confirmed that “work is underway for the arrival of the 19th batch of these doctors and nurses to work in the government sector, after the end of the blessed month of Ramadan,” pointing out that he is in talks with the sector to bring similar medical units to work in private hospitals.

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