His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah’s envoy First Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah stressed importance Friday on supporting strategic economic cooperation with China.
The remarks were made during a meeting between Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and Sheikh Nasser and his accompanying delegation at the Palace of Government on the occasion of his official visit to China, according to a statement issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in China.
Shanghai mayor held an official banquet on Thursday at the Palace of Government in honor of Sheikh Nasser, during which the two sides affirmed the strong historical ties of friendship between Kuwait and China and stressed the importance of enhancing the prospects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The two sides discussed a number of common interests, the possibility of enhancing relations and exchange of experiences and cooperation between Kuwait and China. Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Sameeh Johar Hayat praised the prospects of strategic cooperation and bilateral coordination between the two countries at all levels, especially the economic, investment, trade and cultural aspects in order to achieve common interests, the statement said.
He pointed out that in the light of the strengthening of strategic relations between the two countries, it was agreed during the talks on the opening of a consulate general of Kuwait in Shanghai soon to follow up the achievements of this city in every field, which are laying the course of the history of the renaissance of relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador noted to the importance of increasing communication between the two countries in a way that deepens bilateral relations and develops it in various fields, especially in the economic aspect, and enriches the cooperation that achieves common interests. Sheikh Nasser called on the mayor of Shanghai to visit Kuwait, stressing the importance of bilateral meetings and exchanges of visits between senior officials and businessmen.
Shanghai has a population of 25 million, with 76 consulates and twinning agreements with 89 cities in the world. It has a distinct geographical location, making it an important trade port, a global financial and trade center and one of China’s largest cities.