Pak, Kuwait leaders vow to forge deeper partnerships -Amir of Kuwait shows a rare gesture by greeting Ashraf at airport

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

KUWAIT CITY, October 15 (Special Reporter+DNA): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday met the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah who as a special gesture came to the airport to personally greet Prime Minister Ashraf.The Amir was accompanied by Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al Sabah.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf conveyed the best wishes of President Asif Ali Zardari to the Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah and people of Kuwait.

The Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said that the participation of Pakistan and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was of great significance for the Asian Cooperation (ACD) Summit.

The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah expressed the confidence that highest level interaction among Asian countries will be critical to forge close cooperation among member states of Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

The Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf thanked the Amir of Kuwait and the government and people of Kuwait for extending an invitation to him for participation in the conference.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Malik Amad Khan, Pakistan Ambassador in Kuwait, Iftikhar Aziz and members of Pakistan's delegation were present during the meeting with the Amir of Kuwait.

Earlier, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was accorded a very warm welcome, as he arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit to attend the First Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit being held to develop and sustain mutual cooperation among the member states.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was received by his Kuwaiti Counterpart, Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah and members of the Kuwaiti Cabinet at the airport.

Pakistan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Malik Amad Khan, Ambassador in Kuwait Iftikhar Aziz and senior Embassy officials were also present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister is expected to have a busy schedule during his stay here. He would meet world leaders attending the ACD Summit.