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Speaker Of Advisory Council Opens Up About Relations Between Qatar And Kuwait

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The speaker of the Advisory Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud said that the relationship between Qatar and Kuwait is very strong and also applauded the Kuwaiti stand not only on GCC issues but also on humanitarian issues.

Speaking at the event organised to celebrate the 57th Independence Day and 27th Liberation Day of Kuwait organised by the Embassy of Kuwait at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, he said: “On this occasion we greet our brothers in Kuwait and we are celebrating this day with them. We love and wish them the best.”

The occasion was graced by the Minister of Finance H E Ali Shareef Al Emadi; Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani; Minister of Development Planning and Statistics H E Dr Saleh bin Mohamed Al Nabit; Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi; and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, Minister of State, H E Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari in addition to a number of senior diplomats and officials.

Speaking to reporters at the event on unjust siege imposed on Qatar by blockading countries, Al Muraikhi said that “Qatar has no problem and the ones who have problem are the siege countries”. He also added the Qatari people are celebrating the anniversary of independence with Kuwaiti brothers and there are some Qatari ministers who are participating in this anniversary celebrations in Kuwait. “This our duty towards our brothers in Kuwait,” he said.

“We wish to our brothers in Kuwait all the best and also to other GCC countries and we wish them stability. Our ambition is that the relationship with all GCC countries, Arab countries and Islamic countries to be on high level,” he added.

The Ambassador of Kuwait to Qatar Hefeez Mohamed Al Ajmi also spoke about the strong relations between the two nations and mentioned that the size of investment between both countries is $7bn in different sectors.

In a meeting with journalists on the occasion of 57th Independence Day, he said that the relations cover all aspects including economy, commerce and military cooperation. About the size of Qatar exports to Kuwait, he said that it reached half a billion dollar last year, while the size of imports from Kuwait to Qatar reached $220m.

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