RIYADH (RAHNUMA): : Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Kuwaiti counterpart signed a series of cooperation agreements during talks in Riyadh on Sunday.
Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes after the Saudi and Kuwaiti crown princes met last week.
In Sunday’s meeting, the two sides promised to build “solid relations that unite both countries,” the Saudi foreign ministry said.
Prince Faisal and Sheikh Ahmed then chaired the first meeting of the Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council.
“The great attention paid by the leadership to everything that pushes bilateral relations to broader horizons is evidence of the depth of this historical relationship,” Prince Faisal said.
He added: “Our security is one, our interests are interconnected, our goals are common, and we consider activating this council a strong factor in raising the level of coordination and consultation between us, whether at the bilateral or multilateral level, regarding all issues of concern to our two countries in the region and the world, which will strongly push toward deepening the commonalities that bind our two countries.”
The Saudi foreign minister said that the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to the decrease in the volume of trade between the two countries, hoping that this would improve in the near future.
The two foreign ministers signed several cooperation agreements in the fields of youth, sports, and encouraging direct investment.
Saudi Minister of Education Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of education with Sheikh Ahmed, and a memorandum of cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research.