External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is going to Kuwait on a three-day visit today to explore ways to take the bilateral ties further, where he will also receive a letter written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Will go This will be Jaishankar’s first visit to Kuwait as a foreign minister.
Jaishankar will also address the Indian community
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar will visit Kuwait on June 9-11 at the invitation of Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs said. During the visit, he will hold high-level meetings and will also address the Indian community in Kuwait, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Jaishankar will also carry a personal letter written by the Prime Minister to the Emir of Kuwait. The visit comes nearly three months after the two countries decided to set up a Joint Ministerial Commission to work out a roadmap to strengthen ties in areas such as energy, trade, investment, manpower and labor and information technology.
About one million Indians live in Kuwait
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah visited India in March, during which the two sides decided to set up a joint commission. The year 2021-22 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait. About one million Indians live in Kuwait. India is one of the largest trading partners of Kuwait and is a major supplier of oil to the Gulf country India.