Kuwait, Japan undertake 3rd political discussions 2023

State of Kuwait and Japan conducted their third session of political consultations at the level of foreign ministry officials on Saturday.

The Kuwaiti side was headed by Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs Ambassador Samih Hayat, while the Japanese side was led by Assistant Foreign Minister and Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Bureau Nagaoka Kansuke.

In an interview with KUNA, the Kuwaiti official praised the meeting as having been held in a cordial environment where both parties shared the same views on a number of issues.

Political talks between Kuwait and Japan are currently in their third round.

In the context of implementing bilateral cooperation-related agreements between the foreign ministries of Kuwait and Japan, he added that these significant consultations would continue at a quicker tempo in the coming phase.

He cited the fruitful outcomes of the current meetings as clear evidence of the depth of relations between Kuwait and Japan, which are based on a strong friendship, mutual trust, and a commitment to expanding bilateral cooperation in all disciplines.

Throughout the third session of political consultations, both parties discussed a variety of regional and international developments, focusing primarily on the Middle East and Northeast Asia.

In addition to renewable energy, hydrocarbons, and petrochemicals, they investigated a comprehensive strategic partnership in the economic, trade, investment, health, cultural, scientific, technical, and academic domains.

Ambassador Hayat arrived in Tokyo on an official visit on Thursday morning to lead the Kuwaiti delegation at the third session of political consultations between the Japanese and Kuwaiti foreign ministries.

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