Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, Tuesday called on the Prime Minister of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
During this meeting, Minister Shahid delivered a letter from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He also conveyed warm greetings from President Solih to the Prime Minister and the people of Kuwait.
Shahid stated that the close relationship between both Maldives and Kuwait was based on mutual trust and respect, rooted in the cultural and historical links and shared Islamic values
Speaking in this regard, Shahid expressed gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the Maldivian government and people for the consistent support provided by Kuwait, through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, in helping the Maldives achieve its socio-economic goals
Additionally, the foreign minister noted that the Maldives remains one of the hardest-hit countries from the Covid-19 pandemic, and briefed the Prime Minister on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s response and recovery plan.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Al-Sabah commended the fast and effective measures adopted by the Maldivian government in order to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 and revive the tourism sector.
The Prime Minister affirmed Kuwait’s dedication to enhancing the longstanding strong bonds of friendships between both countries and emphasised the readiness of Kuwait, in assisting Maldives.
Both diplomats reiterated their respective government's commitment to continue working closely together bilaterally and in the international fora, on issues of shared relevance.
Minister Shahid is currently on an official visit to Kuwait. He is accompanied by the Secretary, Multilateral of Foreign Ministry Dr Hala Hameed, Director at Foreign Ministry Moomina Ibrahim and Assistant Director at Foreign Ministry Ahmed Salman Zaki.