TASHKENT: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah on Friday vowed cooperation to set up a Joint Commission to promote bilateral and economic ties in near future.
In a meeting held on the sidelines of the Central and South Asia Coordination Conference in Tashkent, the two foreign ministers decided that the Commission would work under their supervision. The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and the promotion of bilateral cooperation in various fields particularly education, science, technology, culture and food security.
Qureshi said Pakistan and Kuwait enjoyed fraternal ties based on common religious and cultural bonds.
The two foreign ministers emphasized on the need to strengthening high-level relations between Pakistan and Kuwait.
Separately, Qureshi and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad met Friday and discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign troops.
In a meeting held on the sidelines of Central and South Asia Coordination Conference in Tashkent, the foreign minister said Pakistan considered peace in Afghanistan essential for the region’s economic development and stability. He said Pakistan would continue to play its conciliatory role for peace in Afghanistan.