President Asif Ali Zardari met with the deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia as well the Amir of Kuwait along with other dignitaries.

President Asif Ali Zardari met with Saudi Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud in Kuwait on Saturday night to discussed Pak-Saudi relations and the current situation of the region.

The late-night meeting was held at the Bayan Palace after the two officials attended Kuwait’s golden jubilee celebrations.

President Zardari visited the Gulf state on a special invitation from Kuwait’s Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to attend celebrations marking his country’s 50th independence day, 20th liberation day and fifth anniversary of his accession.

Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kuwait Iftikhar Aziz informed that the president also urged upon the Kuwaiti leadership to increase the number of Pakistani skilled labourers in the country

Talking to PTV, Aziz said the President discussed bilateral ties and the enhancement of trade between both the countries with the Amir of Kuwait, the crown prince as well as other dignitaries after.

He said that the president’s visit should prove to be productive by attaining more investment opportunities.

Aziz informed that more than 153,000 Pakistanis are currently working in Kuwait, who send $450 million remittances annually to Pakistan.


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