Kuwait’s Deputy FM underlines importance of Asia Cooperation Dialogue

KUWAIT: Kuwait is determined to defuse any tension in the region and enjoy peace, a senior government official said, commenting on threats of blocking of navigation of Strait of Hormuz. "Kuwait is counting on wisdom to address any sticky issues," Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah told reporters on the sidelines of a reception held on Monday at the Italian Embassy marking Italy's national day.

KUWAIT: Italian Ambassador to Kuwait Giuseppe Scognamiglio (left) and Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah cut the cake during a ceremony marking Italy’s national day. — Photos by Joseph Shagra

Meanwhile, Jarallah affirmed Kuwait's keenness toward the Asia cooperation dialogue, saying he would participate in the 16th ACD meeting in Doha, Qatar. Jarallah added that Kuwait called for a summit to members of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue, and was keen in implements its results. Regarding the issues that will be discussed in the meeting, Jarallah said participants will focus on various ways to bolster cooperation in the economic, investment, and energy sectors, and a portion on political issues in this regard.

In the meantime, Jarallah stressed the importance of bilateral relations between Kuwait and Italy, pointing out that there are common interests with visits' exchange at all levels. Furthermore, Jarallah expressed happiness to join the Italians on their national day, stressing Kuwait's aspiration to further enhance cooperation with friends in Italy in various fields. He pointed out that that large number of Kuwaitis visiting Italian cities during the summer period, and affirm the keenness of the Italian authorities to provide comfort and security to visitors. - KUNA