KUWAIT: Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah (right) and Ambassador of India to Kuwait Jeeva Sagar cut the cake during the Indian embassy’s celebration of India’s National Day. — Photos by Joseph Shagra

KUWAIT: Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah lauded strong historic bonds linking Kuwait and India. “The Kuwaiti-Indian relations are deeply-rooted and date back to many decades when Kuwaiti merchants’ trips to India to sell their commodities which were a source of income to Kuwaiti people,” Jarallah told reporters on the sidelines of his participation in the Indian embassy’s celebration of India’s National Day on Sunday. This participation shows eagerness on keeping these strong bonds with India, he said. He pointed out that Indians were making up the largest expatriate community in Kuwait.

A general view of people in attendance.
A group photo of guests at the event.

“They are working with Kuwaitis to develop and upgrade Kuwait,” Jarallah said. “We have great relations in all realms.” On the political level, he noted that the joint political coordination committee was meeting regularly and the officials of the two countries are paying reciprocate visits to Kuwaiti and India with an eye to take bilateral relations to new heights. He unveiled that the officials of both countries were working to better regulate contracting with Indian workers and to overcome any impediments in this regard. – KUNA