Government of Romania

02/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 12:02

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had on Friday, February 14, 2020, a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

The discussions focused on aspects relative to strengthening and deepening bilateral cooperation at the political, economic and sectoral level, as well as the security developments at regional and international level.

On this occasion, the two Prime Ministers appreciated the ascendant trend of the very good Romanian - Kuwaiti relations and discussed the future projects aimed at strengthening bilateral dialogue.

In this context, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban outlined the Romanian Government's interest in strengthening cooperation with the State of Kuwait both at the inter-institutional and business level, based on the strong traditional ties existing between the two countries. This interest was fully shared by the Kuwaiti counterpart who recalled at the same time the high esteem Romania enjoys in his country, including for the support our country granted in 1990, as president of the UN Security Council, for the liberation of Kuwait.

Thus, the two Prime Ministers agreed on boosting economic cooperation and decided to organize in the near future a session of the Joint Economic Committee. Furthermore, the two officials evoked the special opportunities for developing relations in areas such as education, healthcare, tourism, the oil sector.

The cooperation relations between the European Union, NATO respectively and Kuwait were also addressed during this meeting. Prime Minister Ludovic Orban expressed Romania's full availability to back the development of these relations and evoked inter alia the fact that the Head of European Union Delegation to Kuwait is a Romanian diplomat. Prime Minister also mentioned the activity of the Embassy of Romania in Kuwait as NATO Contact Point Embassy in this country.

The meeting occasioned the discussion of some important regional dossiers, including the situation of the relations between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the hope of their resolution in the near time horizon being expressed and Kuwait's mediation role being appreciated on this occasion.

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban extended an invitation to his counterpart to visit Romania this year, which was gladly accepted by the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait.