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Kuwait visa restoration proves Pakistan foreign policy working: Ashrafi

Kuwait restored Pakistani visa after a decade. Both business and family visa facility is now open.

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The restoration of family and business visas of Pakistani nationals by Kuwait, after decade long suspension was the proof of PTI government’s best foreign policy, Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said Monday.

In a tweet, Ashrafi, who is also Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman said the historic decisions were announced on the occasion of the recent visit of Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to Kuwait. Pakistan indebted to Kuwait for its cooperation and affection.

He said that the relations between Pakistan and Kuwait in diverse fields would be further strengthened and stabilized.

Read more: Pakistan and Kuwait upgrade their bilateral ties

The country’s relations with the Islamic Arab countries has registered a marked improvement according to the direction and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Kuwait to increase Pakistan’s skilled workforce

Kuwaiti Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has assured Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari that his country would increase participation of Pakistani skilled workforce in its multiple trades in future.

President Dr Arif Alvi in March invited Kuwait to benefit from the emerging economic opportunities under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by making investment in its various projects, APP reported.

Read more: Kuwait Investment Authority eager to invest across Pakistan

“We share a joint focus on strengthening our #EconomicDiplomacy footprint,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Twitter after talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Ahmed Nasser al-Sabah in the capital Islamabad.

“Great meeting HE Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah during his visit to Islamabad. Very pleased to hear his views on improving ties. He assured me of increased participation of Pakistani skilled workforce in various sectors in Kuwait in coming times,” tweeted Bukhari.

Pakistan and Kuwait have underscored the need for increasing cooperation in the fields of education, health, trade and economy. This was discussed at a meeting between the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and the visiting Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Naseer Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk