Riyadh (UNA-OIC) – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah, co-chaired the first Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council meeting in Riyadh on Sunday.
In his speech during the meeting, the Saudi foreign minister expressed his hope for positive results that meet the aspirations of the leadership of the two countries and peoples. He noted that this meeting is a clear indication of the sincere desire of both countries to develop and diversify relations, and the tireless endeavor to boost bilateral cooperation in various fields of mutual benefits and common interests.
“Our security is one, our interests are interconnected, our goals are common, and we consider activating this council a strong factor in raising the level of coordination and consultation between us, whether at the bilateral or multilateral level, regarding all issues of concern to our two countries in the region and the world, which will strongly push toward deepening the commonalities that bind our two countries,” Prince Faisal added.
He said that the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to the decrease in the volume of trade between the two countries, hoping that this would improve in the near future.
The two ministers signed several cooperation agreements in the fields of youth, sports, and encouraging direct investment. They also promised to build solid relations that unite Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
It is noteworthy that the visit of Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah to Saudi Arabia came after last week’s meeting of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in Riyadh.