Pakistan‚ Kuwait sign 4 MoUs for cooperation

Islamabad: Pakistan and Kuwait Monday signed four Memoranda of Understanding in the fields of investment‚ extradition‚ labour and visa waiver at diplomatic and official levels.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamd Al-Sabah witnessed the signing ceremony.

Two treaties on extradition and visa waiver for the holders of diplomatic‚ special and official passports were signed by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid.

An Amended Protocol on Labour was signed by Secretary Labour Munir Qureshi and Kuwait’s Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Khalid Suleman.

A Memorandum of Understanding on Investment was signed by Chairman Board of Investment Muhammad Zubair and Badr ul Saad of Kuwait’s Investment Authority.

Earlier‚ Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held formal talks in Islamabad.

The talks focused on strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in diverse areas‚ especially trade and energy.

Nawaz Sharif said the visit of the Kuwaiti Prime Minister would give a fresh impetus to the efforts to carry forward multifaceted bilateral relations between the two countries.

He said Pakistan’s relations with Kuwait are rooted in historical links.

Later‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hosted luncheon in honour of visiting Kuwaiti Prime Minister and his delegation.