Shah Mehmood Qureshi—the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan gives great importance to its bilateral and economic ties with Kuwait. He urged his Kuwaiti counterpart to review the visa restriction policy.
As per the Foreign Office, while having a conversation with his Kuwaiti counterpart—Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah in the city of Kuwait, Qureshi said that Kuwait had given support to Pakistan in every tough situation.
He said that Pakistan and its people have got immense respect for the people and the government of Kuwait.
While speaking on the occasion, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said that the services of Pakistan’s diaspora in Kuwait are applaudable as Pakistanis are brave and hard working.
The foreign minister of Pakistan said that they want to boost the current economic ties with Kuwait. He further added that more than 0.1million overseas Pakistanis were playing a major role in the development of Kuwait.
The Pakistani diaspora in the Gulf nations wants to get access to the markets of Kuwait, Qureshi said. He further urged for relaxation in visa facilities as these limitations were a barrier in getting access to the markets of Kuwait.
The minister also said that Pakistan had taken effective steps for controlling the use of unlawful documents for travelling purposes. Considering this, the government of Kuwait is asked to review its visa restriction policy.
The foreign minister of Kuwait gave assurance to Shah Mehmood Qureshi that the visa policy would be revised, and all possible cooperation would be granted to Pakistan.
Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah said that Pakistan is Kuwait’s brotherly nation and the role of the Pakistani community in the progress and development of Kuwait is applaudable.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked the foreign minister of Kuwait for providing support to the stance of Pakistan during the Pak-India recent crises.