|Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Meets with Yang Jiechi|
On February 23, 2021 local time, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met with Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi in Kuwait City.
Yang Jiechi conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and warmly congratulated Kuwait on its 60th National Day and the 30th anniversary of liberation. Yang Jiechi said that China-Kuwait relations have stood the test of time thanks to the unswerving strategic mutual trust and sincere friendship, which is a vivid manifestation of "a friend in need is a friend indeed". There is great potential to synergize China's "dual circulation" development pattern, in which domestic and overseas markets reinforce each other, with Kuwait's "2035 National Vision", providing a powerful driving force for pragmatic cooperation between the two countries. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Kuwait diplomatic ties, China is willing to work together with Kuwait to consolidate strategic mutual trust, promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, expand cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, enhance people-to-people exchanges, and deepen China-Kuwait strategic partnership in the new era.
Yang Jiechi said that China appreciates Kuwait's positive role in promoting stability in the Persian Gulf region, and is willing to strengthen communication and coordination between the two countries in international and regional affairs. China welcomes Kuwait to continue playing a positive role in pushing forward the negotiations on clinching a free trade agreement between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah asked Yang Jiechi to convey his best wishes to President Xi Jinping. He spoke highly of China's development achievements and the fruitful achievements in Kuwait-China cooperation in various fields, stressing that the two sides enjoy deep-rooted friendship, solid mutual trust and broad prospects for cooperation. He sincerely wished the Chinese people success in gaining more brilliant achievements in development under President Xi Jinping's leadership.
On the same day, Yang Jiechi also met with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.