KUWAIT: Dr Mustafa Ridha, Undersecretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Health (right) and the Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Sajjad Haider sign the agreement.

KUWAIT: In continuation of the cooperation agreement signed between Pakistan and Kuwait on recruitment of healthcare professionals from Pakistan to Kuwait signed on July 4, 2020, the time period of the agreement has been extended through a supplement by mutual consent of both parties for a period of two years starting from July 4, 2021 to July 3, 2023.

The extension in time period has taken effect through signing of a supplement to the agreement. In this regard, a formal ceremony was organized at Kuwait's Ministry of Health premises and the supplement was signed by Dr Mustafa Ridha, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health, on behalf of the State of Kuwait and the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Syed Sajjad Haider on behalf of Overseas Employment Corporation, Government of Pakistan.

The supplement to cooperation agreement would institutionalize recruitment of healthcare professionals from Pakistan for Kuwait on a regular basis as per requirements of Ministry of Health of Kuwait for the next two years. It will also cement and foster bilateral cooperation in the health sector between the two countries. The signing of the supplement to agreement is the manifestation of growing strong bilateral relations in all spheres between the two countries.