EU opens new mission in Kuwait to enhance ties

EU opens new mission in Kuwait to enhance ties

The European Union (EU), opened the headquarters of its mission here, on Sunday.

At the opening ceremony, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,
Kuwaiti deputy prime minister and foreign minister said, EU’s
delegation in the country, remarks a culmination of successful
cooperation between the two.

EU is a key partner in trade, investment, energy, education, health
and many other sectors with Kuwait, he said.

He stressed Kuwait’s keenness for the partnership, noting that, EU’s
presence in Kuwait would widen the scope of cooperation.

Kuwait and the EU had made great strides in the dialogue on issues
such as security, energy and human resources development, he noted.

Kuwait is counting on the EU’s efforts in the region, to bring peace,
he said, adding that, Kuwait shares such responsibility with the EU.

On her part, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and
Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that, the delegation’s
opening, showcases the EU’s desire to strengthen relations with
Kuwait.

Now, by launching a full diplomatic presence in Kuwait, the EU opens a
new chapter in the partnership, she added.

The goal is to continue strengthening political dialogue and economic
cooperation, especially supporting the Kuwait Vision 2035, she
indicated.

The EU delegation also seeks to build bridges between Kuwaiti society
and European citizens, she said.

The delegation is the third EU mission to the Gulf Cooperation
Council, as there are two more delegations in Saudi Arabia and the
United Arab Emirates.– NNN-KUNA

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