Kuwaiti, Tunisian ministers meet on development cooperation

Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh meets Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Yassine Ibrahim
Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh meets Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Yassine Ibrahim

TUNIS, May 26 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh discussed separately with Tunisian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Zied Ladhari and Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Yassine Ibrahim on Thursday the ways of boosting cooperation in the fields of planning and development.
The meeting with Ladhari focused on the joint efforts of the two countries to create new jobs and help the qualified Tunisian youth to work in Kuwait, Al-Sabeeh said in statements to KUNA and Kuwait TV.
Kuwait’s ambitious five-year development plan, which envisages many mega projects in various fields of development, offers a lot of job opportunities for the Tunisian workers, she said, noting that the two sides agreed on a package of measures to facilitate the Tunisian job seekers join the Kuwaiti labor market.
Regarding her talks with Ibrahim, she said it reviewed the implementation of a joint MoU between the Kuwaiti Ministry of State for Planning and Development Affairs and the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation on the promotion of experience sharing.
“We have signed today an agreement on the activation of the MoU as early as possible,” Al-Sabeeh pointed out.
“We have also agreed to increase the senior-level visit exchanges in order to further cement the deep-rooted economic relations,” she added, citing the long-standing contributions of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the civil society institutions in the socio-economic development drive in Tunisia.
On his part, Ladhari said the two countries enjoy exemplary relations in all fields which gained momentum after the recent visit to Kuwait by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.
He noted that Al-Sabeeh’s current visit to Tunisia fell in the framework of the joint effort to promote cooperation between the Tunisian Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.
He promised that his ministry will do its utmost to capitalize on the results of Al-Sabeeh’s visit in meeting the needs of the Kuwaiti labor market of the well-trained Tunisian workforce.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Yassine Ibrahim said Kuwait is one of the biggest investor in Tunisia whether in the public or private sectors.
He commended the Kuwaiti investments in such areas as tourism and industry, and lauded the role of KFAED in the economic development, particularly the infrastructure projects in his country.
Earlier today Al-Sabeeh and Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs Mahmoud Ben Romdhane signed a MoU on promotion of cooperation between their two ministries. (end) ksj.gb

Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh meets Tunisian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Zied Ladhari
Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh meets Tunisian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Zied Ladhari
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