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Kuwait mulls coronavirus response with Japan, US

Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Friday received a telephone call from his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi dealing with various aspects of the solid relations bonding the two friendly countries. The telephone call tackled means of boosting mutual cooperation, major occurrences on regional and international arenas.

Moroever, the Kuwaiti and Japanese ministers discussed rapid developments due to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world and ideas on beefing up cooperation between the two countries for coping with repercussions of the pandemic. Furthermore, the two sides emphasized necessity of international cooperation for facing fallouts of the pandemic and stemming its spread.

Sheikh Dr Ahmad renewed the State of Kuwait support for measures taken by Japan for facing spread of the virus, wishing the nation success in tackling this crisis. His Japanese counterpart hailed measures that have been taken by the State of Kuwait for resisting this pandemic, wishing safety for the Kuwaiti people.

Sheikh Dr Ahmad had received on Thursday a phone call from US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. During the phone call, the two ministers reiterated the strength and peculiarity of the Kuwaiti-US relations and joint efforts to upgrade them to achieve their common interests.

They discussed all regional and international developments of common concern. The two officials also touched upon the latest updates of the novel coronavirus global outbreak, underling the need to boost bilateral cooperation to address its repercussions. They stressed the importance of international synergy to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sheikh Dr Ahmad renewed Kuwait’s solidarity with the measures taken by the United States to stop the spread of coronavirus, wishing it safety and near end to the crisis. Meanwhile, Secretary Pompeo expressed US support and praise to Kuwait’s measures to address this global pandemic, wishing safety to all its people from the disease implications. – KUNA

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