Kuwait, Britain seal numerous deals to push bilateral ties

KUWAIT, Feb 2 (KUNA) Kuwait and Britain on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and an “action plan” covering a wide range of issues, including healthcare, defense and trade, amongst other fields.

Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah and Britain’s Minister of State for International Development and the Middle East Dr. Andrew Murrison signed the deals on behalf of their respective countries, amid talks involving a “Joint Steering Group” from Kuwait and the UK.

The talks revolved around plans for more cooperation across numerous fields, while yielding an MoU between Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and UK Department for International Development, aiming to “establish a framework for operational cooperation.” Another deal, between Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) and the UK Engineering Council, will provide membership to British engineers according to KSE requirements, read a joint statement issued after the talks.

On the military front, the officials concurred that cooperation was satisfactory, pending upcoming joint endeavors between both countries as part of efforts to push defense cooperation.

“The UK is proud of its strong relationship with Kuwait, a friendship which celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2019,” Murrison said, adding that the “the fruits of our ongoing partnership will continue to flourish as we move into 2020 and beyond.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency