Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ambassador Walid Al-Khubaizi
His Highness PM's Turkey visit to open wider cooperation horizons - Diplomat
KUWAIT-- The visit of His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday to the Turkish Republic comes to further cement the already-strong bilateral ties between the two countries, said a Kuwaiti official on Tuesday.
Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ambassador Walid Al-Khubaizi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the visit came in response to the invitation extended by Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim, adding that this visit had been prepared for three months ago.
He pointed to the high-level visits that took place this year, beginning with the visit of His Highness the Amir to Turkey last March and the visits by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Kuwait last May and July respectively.
He said that during his visit to Turkey, His Highness the Prime Minister will hold a round of bilateral talks with his counterpart Yildirim.
He stressed that the two sides will discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and develop them in various fields, especially economic and investment ones, as well as encouraging reciprocal successful economic partnerships through exploiting the promising opportunities available in both countries.
The visit will witness the signing of a number of bilateral agreements in the field of civil aviation, double taxation, cooperation in small and medium enterprises, communications, in addition to a protocol of cooperation between the National Guard and the Turkish Gendarmerie, he noted.
He added that the Turkish-Kuwaiti Economic Forum will be held on the sidelines of the visit with the participation of senior officials of both countries in Istanbul, including the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan.