HANGZHOU: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Chinese President Xi Jinping held summit talks at the West Lake in Hangzhou, China, on Friday. His Highness the Crown Prince conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and extended an official invitation for President Xi to visit the State of Kuwait.

The two leaders discussed the historic bilateral relations which dated back to over 50 years and means of further strengthening them with the objective of boosting prosperity of the two peoples, and contribute to progress and development.The two leaders also discussed the desire to cement the strategic partnership between Kuwait and China, in addition to exchanging views over a host of regional and international development.

The talks were held in an amicable atmosphere which reflected the spirit of understanding and friendship between the two countries and their desire to promote cooperation in all domains.The official talks were attended by the official delegation accompanying His Highness the Crown Prince.

His Highness the Crown Prince and the Chinese President then witnessed signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries. The two sides signed a joint statement regarding a cooperation plan for years 2024-2028. It was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Wang Yi, member of the Communist Party politburo, Director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Communist Party's Central Committee and Foreign Minister.

Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Sabah signed an MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission Chairman Zheng Shanjie regarding a low-carbon recycling green system.Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Sabah and Zheng also signed an MoU between Ministry of Public Works and the National Development and Reform Commission regarding infrastructure of water treatment stations.

Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy Dr. Jassem Al-Ostad signed an MoU with the national energy department, which was represented by Zheng regarding the power systems and renewable energy. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic affairs and investment Dr. Saad Al-Barrak signed an MoU with Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng regarding Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port.

The Foreign Minister represented the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) and signed an MoU with Chinese Minister of Trade Wang Wentao regarding economic and free zones.Minister of State for Housing Affairs signed an MoU between the Public Authority for Housing Welfare and Chinese ministry of trade regarding housing development. China was represented by Minister Wang.