Kuwaiti Defense Minister Attends Asian Summit in Shanghai

Reuters23.05.2014 Kuwait
Kuwaiti Defense Minister Attends Asian Summit in Shanghai

Kuwaiti Defense Minister Attends Asian Summit in Shanghai

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Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah (photo) attended the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Minister was received by Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Mohammad Al-Thweikh and several Kuwaiti diplomats and Chinese officials, the Kuwaiti Embassy in Beijing said in a release.

The two-day conference, which was attended by several Heads of State and organization chiefs, discussed the security situation in the continent.

The attendance of the Kuwaiti Defense Minister, who was accompanied by a military delegation, discussed issues of mutual importance on the military scale, said a leading Ministry official.

It is also to assure the strength of ties with China, added Colonel Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.

CICA was established as a multi-national forum based on the recognition that there is close link between peace, security and stability in Asia and in the rest of the world.

Member states include Bahrain, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Eleven observer states include Japan and the US, as well as four organizations such as the Arab League.

Meanwhile, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah will visit Iran at the end of the month to help turn a “new page” in bilateral ties, Iran's Foreign Ministry said, in the latest sign that Tehran seeks to improve relations with its Arab neighbors.

Sheikh Sabah will visit Iran on May 31-June 1 at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said. The trip will be his first to Iran since becoming Emir in 2006.

Source: KUNA; Reuters



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