KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Health Ministry announced Saturday the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to combat the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Director of the International Health Relations Department Dr Rehab Al-Watyan said that the agreement would enhance cooperation between the two sides and would provide an opportunity to benefit from their experiences in dealing with disasters and epidemics, and to address the COVID-19 epidemic.

She added the agreement was signed at the headquarters of Kuwait's Health Ministry represented by the Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Reza and the Ministry of Health in Pakistan, represented by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait Syed Sajjad Haider. - KUNA