Kuwait's FM hails 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Egypt

Fatma El-Bakry, Wednesday 15 Dec 2021

Kuwait's Foreign Minister Ahmed Naser Al-Sabah has hailed the “historic, brotherly, and well-entrenched relations” with Egypt.

Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart on Sunday, 15 November 2020. (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian foreign ministry)

In a virtual speech during a celebration held on Tuesday by the Kuwaiti Embassy in Cairo marking the 60th anniversary of Egyptian-Kuwaiti diplomatic ties, Al-Sabah stressed that bilateral relations between Egypt and Kuwait date back to the 19th century.

Kuwait's top diplomat recalled the Egyptian contribution to education, art, and culture in the Gulf country, Kuwaiti state news agency Kuna reported.

The FM also underlined the sacrifices Egypt and Kuwait have made to defend one another, highlighting the Kuwaiti contributions to liberating Egyptian lands in the 1967 and 1973 wars, and Egypt’s participation in the Kuwait liberation war 30 years ago.

Since 1961, Egypt and Kuwait have signed 105 agreements, including the 1995 agreement on forming a joint committee to enhance cooperation between the two sides and promote their strategic partnership, according to Al-Sabah.

On economic cooperation, Al-Sabah said that the trade exchange between the two countries stood at $364 million in 2020, while the Kuwaiti public sector's investments in Egypt amounted to $5.4 billion and the Kuwaiti private sector's investment exceeded $10 billion.

In a message delivered on his behalf at the event, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the bilateral relations between the two countries "were and will remain a unique model on all levels."

Shoukry said that the Egyptian-Kuwaiti relationship reflects true fraternity and solid cooperation that has extended for decades, expressing Cairo's keenness to further promote these ties.

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