Kuwait eyes closer bilateral ties with New Zealand

Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has expressed desire to boost ties with New Zealand in various fields.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made his remarks in a letter directed to his New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters, Kuwaiti Embassy in New Zealand said in a statement Monday.

The letter was handed to Foreign Minister’s Undersecretary Fletcher Tabuteau by Kuwaiti Assistant Foreign Minister for Americas Ambassador Reem Al-Khaled.

Ambassador Al-Khaled also conveyed the Kuwaiti foreign minister’s greetings to Peters, and stressed the importance of bolstering Kuwaiti-New Zealand relationship on all levels.

For his part, Tabuteau lauded his country’s deep bilateral ties with Kuwait, and praised the GCC-member country’s regional efforts, particularly in resolving the ongoing Gulf rift.

He also commended Kuwait’s positive role as a non-permanent member of the UNSC towards several Arab and international issues.

The meeting was attended by Kuwaiti Ambassador to New Zealand Ahmad Al-Wohaib.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti diplomat is currently on a three-day official visit to New Zealand, noted the embassy.

During her visit, Al-Khaled has met and held talks with a number of senior foreign ministry’s officials on ways to enhance the two countries’ ties in various fields.

Source: Kuwait News Agency