President Asif Ali Zardari met Saudi Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud in Kuwait on Saturday night to discuss bilateral relations and the current situation of the region.
The late-night meeting was held at the Bayan Palace after the two attended Kuwait’s golden jubilee celebrations.
President Zardari visited the Gulf state on a special invitation from Kuwait’s Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to attend celebrations marking his country’s independence day.
Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kuwait Iftikhar Aziz said that the president also urged upon the Kuwaiti leadership to increase the number of Pakistani skilled labourers in the country.
Talking to PTV, Aziz said the President discussed bilateral ties and the enhancement of trade between both the countries with the Amir of Kuwait, the crown prince as well as other dignitaries.
He said that the president’s visit should prove to be productive by attaining more investment opportunities. Aziz said that more than 153,000 Pakistanis are currently working in Kuwait, who send $450 million remittances annually to Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2011.
More in PakistanHuman development: Pakistan among most improved in UN report