NOUAKCHOTT: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah speaks during a press conference in Nouakchott late Saturday. – KUNA

NOUAKCHOTT: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah has said there were great potentials to further cementing relations and cooperation with Mauritania. Kuwait and Mauritania established diplomatic relations 44 years ago and “there are wide spaces of cooperation between the two countries in different domains, which would be activated in the coming days” through bilateral agreements and a meeting of a joint committee due end of this year, he said.

Sheikh Dr Ahmad, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, made remarks at a news briefing at end of his official visit to Nouakchott late Saturday. Sheikh Dr Ahmad noted that he delivered a letter from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Mauritanian President Mohammad Ould Ghazouani dealing with bilateral relations and ways to enhance them at all possible levels. He said he and Ghazouani discussed collective efforts to strengthen immunity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This cannot happen individually but within a systematic collective manner,” he added. They also discussed boosting food security between the two countries, he said. Sheikh Dr Ahmad said points of view of Kuwait and Mauritania regarding regional and international issues were eye-to-eye on basis of dialogue, good neighborliness and non-interference in internal affairs of other countries.

During his visit, Sheikh Dr Ahmad also held talks with Mauritania Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad, which highlighted bilateral relations. The two ministers also delved into ways of boosting cooperation and development in various fields, including discussion on the latest developments in the region and international arena.

Furthermore, Sheikh Dr Ahmad held talks with Mauritania’s Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal, focusing on bilateral relations and aiming to bolster ties across numerous fields. The Kuwaiti foreign minister’s official visit to the West African nation came as part of a comprehensive tour of the region. – KUNA