Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs in Kuwait Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah chaired the first meeting of the Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh today.At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation, looking forward to positive results that meet the aspirations of the leaderships of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, and said: “The great interest that the honorable leadership attaches to everything that pushes bilateral relations to broader horizons is evidence of the depth of this relationship. The history since the era of the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and the distinguished relationship with Sheikh Mubarak bin Sabah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, all the way to the prosperous era under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his brother, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
He pointed out that this meeting is a clear indication of the sincere desire of both countries to develop and diversify relations, and relentless pursuit to devote bilateral cooperation in various fields of mutual benefits and common interests, adding: “Our security is one, our interests are interlinked, and our goals are common, and we consider activating this council a strong factor.” To raise the level of coordination and consultation between us, whether at the bilateral or multilateral level, on all issues of concern to our two countries in the region and the world, which will push strongly towards deepening the commonalities that bind our two countries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs explained that the negative effects of the Corona virus pandemic contributed to the decline in the volume of trade between the two countries, hoping that this would improve in the near future, taking into account that the intensification of mutual visits by businessmen, the encouragement of exports, and the overcoming of all obstacles that prevent an increase in trade exchange compared to the great potential The investment and trade opportunities available in the two countries will contribute well to the increase and growth of bilateral trade.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait signed a cooperation agreement between the government of the Kingdom and the government of Kuwait in the field of youth, a memorandum of understanding between the two countries in the field of sports, and a memorandum of understanding in the field of encouraging direct investment, and a technical cooperation program in various fields of standardization was signed between the Saudi Standards Authority The Minister of Education Hamad Al-Sheikh and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of education between the two countries, and a memorandum of cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides signed the work statement of the first meeting of the Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council 10/25/1442 AH corresponding to June 6, 2021 at King Faisal Hall in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.