Tunisia-Kuwait - Will to Foster Bilateral Cooperation

Tunis/Tunisia — Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi held on Thursday a working session with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The two ministers underlined the need to foster bilateral relations on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, a Foreign Ministry press release said.

They agreed in this regard, to prepare the next bilateral meetings, including the Joint Commission at the level of foreign ministers, which is expected to convene in Kuwait at the end of this year.

Jerandi and his Kuwaiti counterpart recommended boosting trade, encouraging investment and enhancing the role of young people through the creation of economic cooperation opportunities in priority sectors.

The two sides also agreed to instruct the two foreign ministries to devise a joint action plan between the two countries for the coming years.

At the beginning of the meeting, which was attended by members of the two countries' delegations, Jerandi voiced satisfaction at the long-standing relations of brotherhood and cooperation binding the two countries.

He also expressed the willingness of the two countries' leaders to consolidate these relations in all fields.

Jerandi welcomed the convergence of views between the two countries on the main issues of mutual interest, stressing Tunisia's willingness to intensify consultations with Kuwait at the bilateral level and within the various regional and international organisations.

For his part, the Kuwaiti minister expressed his gratitude to Tunisia for its support to the mediation efforts deployed by his country in several Arab and Islamic issues.

On another level, he underscored the need to develop the mechanisms of joint Arab action and improve the performance of the Arab League so that it can take up the current challenges, especially the socio-economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister was on a visit to Tunisia, May 5-6.

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