Kuwait Emir accepts invitation to visit Pakistan

Emir of Kuwait sent a letter to President Arif Alvi. Source: Anadolu

ISLAMABAD: Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted an invitation to to visit Pakistan in near future.

The acceptance was conveyed in a letter in response to the invitation by President Alvi to visit Pakistan in the near future. The Emir of Kuwait also expressed satisfaction over the strong relationship between Kuwait and Pakistan and reiterated to expand relations for mutual benefit.

He thanked Pakistan for appreciating Kuwait’s role regarding issues of Muslim Ummah especially Palestine. He expressed hope that world will soon get rid of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Earlier in May, Kuwait had decided to resume family and business visas to Pakistani nationals after a decade-long suspension.

Interior Minister Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed met Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Kuwait city. Kuwaiti Interior Minister Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem and Pakistan’s envoy to Kuwait Syed Sajjad Haider were also present in the crucial meeting.

Sheikh Rasheed presented to the Kuwaiti Prime Minister a letter by Pakistani PM Imran Khan and also discussed with him the matters related to Kuwaiti visas for Pakistani expats.

Kuwait decided to reinstate the immigration policies from before the decade-long blockade of visas and has allowed family and work permits with immediate effect.