Kuwaiti, British FMs discuss bilateral ties

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah praised the deep-rooted relationship with the United Kingdom, recalling the supportive stances of the Kingdom towards Kuwait.

Sheikh Dr. Ahmad arrived in London earlier Monday, leading Kuwait delegation to the GCC-UK foreign ministers’ meeting.

Speaking to KUNA following his meeting with British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad said both countries matained historical and strategic relations as seen in the great role of the UK in the Kuwait liberation war in 1991.

Leaders of both countries are determined to push to a new height the bilateral relations in all areas, he said, noting that the relations can be traced back to 122 years ago.

On his talks with Minister Truss, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad said they explored ways for cementing the exemplary relations particularly in the fields of trade and investment.

The talks touched on the combat against coronavirus pandemic and the best practices to strengthen the healthcare system, as well as cooperation in education, food security, information technology, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, he revealed.

On the GCC-UK talks, he said the talks fall in the framework of the strategic dialogue between both sides.

He added that the meeting with Secretary Liz Truss also tackled issues related to the Gulf region with a view to coordinating the stances and efforts of both sides.

Sheikh Dr. Ahmad thanked Secretary Truss for hosting the GCC-UK ministerial.

Source: Kuwait News Agency