Pakistan and Kuwait signed several accords including an agreement on exchange of prisoners after high-level talks between the two countries here on Monday.
The extradition treaty was signed by the interior ministers of the two countries following formal talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al Hamad Al-Sabah. The visiting Kuwaiti delegation included minister of foreign affairs and other senior officials.
During the meeting, bilateral and regional matters were discussed.
The Kuwaiti prime minister said that Kuwait also hosts a large Pakistani community which is making positive contributions to the development of Kuwait and is sending remittances supporting Pakistan’s economy as well.
He reiterated the commitment of the Kuwaiti government to further strengthen the ties between the two governments and their people. He said that Pakistan has been a trustworthy friend.
The prime minister encouraged Kuwaiti businessmen to benefit from the conducive trade environment in Pakistan. It was highlighted that there is great potential for increased cooperation in a broad spectrum of areas, including trade, investment, energy and agriculture.
The two prime ministers expressed confidence that the fraternal bonds between Pakistan and Kuwait would continue to grow and gain strength from strength. The leaders were convinced that they would make joint efforts to carry forward these bonds of friendship and trust to future generations.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2013.