Kuwait has played a very balancing and a very mature role, in the Security Council, especially during the recent standoff between India and Pakistan… and they helped deescalate and defuse tensions,” visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in an interview with KUNA on Sunday.
With regard to his visit to Kuwait, the minister said: “I’m here in Kuwait to build a comprehensive economic relationship, because there are 105,000 Pakistanis who have contributed to the economic development of Kuwait and I feel that we can facilitate more, by sending skilled and semi-skilled manpower to Kuwait, for further economic development.
“One of the issues that I intend to talk about is how to enhance our economic relationship, the other was to exchange thoughts and get input from the Kuwait’s Foreign Minister on some of the evolving regional developments that are of mutual interests.” Thirdly, the minister said he is scheduled to meet with the Deputy Premier and Interior Minister.
Qureshi is on a two-day official visit for talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and other senior officials.
Qureshi also said that Pakistan was concerned about rising tension between the US and Iran, and that Pakistan would always be supportive of peace and stability. “We would be more than happy to facilitate in de-escalation, and I am sure Kuwait is equally interested in de-escalation,” the minister added.