Kuwait and Japan Agree to Strengthen Partnership

jointHis Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and visiting Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe issued a joint statement on bilateral relations, cooperation as well as stances of issues of common concern, titled “Joint Statement on the Strengthening of the Comprehensive Partnership towards Stability and Prosperity between the State of Kuwait and Japan”.

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, visited the State of Kuwait from Aug 25 to 27.

Prime Minister Abe met with HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, acting Amir and Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait.

On Aug 26, Prime Minister Abe met with HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, and they reaffirmed the importance of further expanding the bilateral cooperation. Recalling the state visit of HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, and the Joint Statement issued in March 2012, both sides welcomed the tangible progress of bilateral cooperation in the political and economic fields as well as in the cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

On behalf of the people of Japan, Prime Minister Abe expressed Japan’s gratitude for Kuwait’s generous donation of five million barrels of crude of oil, three million dollars to Aquamarine Fukushima and two million dollars to Japan Red Cross Society, as well as the reconstruction projects such as the procurement of new railway coaches, the inauguration of a children’s care center and other projects in the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Both sides expressed their intention to further strengthen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries towards the stability and prosperity through promoting various levels of cooperation as follows:

1. Cooperation in the Political and Security Fields

2. Cooperation on Regional and International issues

3. Cooperation in the Fields of Economy, Agriculture, and Medical Services

4. Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges

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