By Abid Siddique Chaudhry
ISLAMABAD : Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with with the Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah on the sidelines of the Special Meeting of the General Assembly on Palestine.
The two Foreign Ministers expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territories caused by the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, resulting in the deaths of more than 250 civilians including over 60 children.
Underscoring Pakistan’s position, Foreign Minister Qureshi stated that peace in the Middle East can only be achieved through a just settlement of the Palestinian issue based on a viable, independent, and contiguous Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
Discussing the bilateral relationship, Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the need for enhanced collaboration on issues of mutual interest at regional and international forums and further cooperation in diverse fields including food security, agriculture, poultry, livestock, tourism and oil exploration.
Pakistan accords high priority to its fraternal ties with Kuwait, which are firmly rooted in shared values and commonality of interests in multiple areas.
Regular leadership level exchanges provide further impetus to the excellent bilateral relations and deepen mutual cooperation.