Kuwait, Vietnam hold official talks

His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc
His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc

HANOI, May 6 (KUNA) — His Highness the visiting Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held official talks here Friday with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The cordial talks reflected deep-seated bilateral relations, especially in economic, commercial, investment, educational and agricultural domains, a statement by the Premier’s Diwan said.
Regional and international developments, mainly the situation in the Middle East and Asia were discussed, in addition to counterterrorism efforts and issues of common concern, added the statement.
A number of agreements and memoranda of understanding were also signed, including one on cultural, artistic and sport cooperation; co-signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Suleiman Al-Jarallah and Le Khanh Hai, deputy minister of culture, sports and tourism .
Abdulwahab Al-Wazzan, vice president of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement along with President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr. Vu Tien Loc.
A framework agreement to expand Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemicals Project; jointly operated by Kuwait, Vietnam, and Japan, was also signed by Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) CEO Bakheet Al-Rashidi and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Chairman of Petrovietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.
After a luncheon in honor of the Kuwaiti delegation, which is amid an Asian tour that so far included Bangladesh and is continuing to South Korea and Japan later on, His Highness the Prime Minister said “Circumstances are now appropriate more than ever to extend bridges of cooperation and achieve a quantum leap in bilateral relation (between Kuwait and Vietnam) in all domains.” His Highness reaffirmed that Kuwait is sparing no effort in transforming into an international commercial and financial hub, “and we are looking forward for your cooperation in materializing this vision, which would contribute in beefing up commercial and economic movement in Asia and the world.” On his part, Premier Phuc expressed appreciation for the Kuwaiti leadership and people, noting that Kuwait was of the first Gulf states to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam some 40 years ago.
He also extolled the many initiatives Kuwait had offered during that period, which contributed in Vietnam’s development. The Vietnamese Premier also voiced his country’s admiration for Kuwait’s international humanitarian status. (Pick up previous) hb

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