New Delhi, June 9, 2021: External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will visit Kuwait on June 9-11, 2021 at the invitation of Shiekh (Dr.) Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, State of Kuwait.
This visit will be the first for Dr. S. Jaishankar as External Affairs Minister. During the visit, he will hold high-level meetings and also address the Indian community in Kuwait. He will also carry a personal letter from the Prime Minister of India to the Amir of Kuwait.
The year 2021-22 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait. Traditionally warm and close bilateral relationship between India and Kuwait is characterized by strong people-to-people connect. There are around one million Indians residing in Kuwait. India is amongst the largest trading partners of Kuwait and Kuwait is a major supplier of oil for India.
In recent weeks, to help fight the second wave of COVID-19 in India, the Government of Kuwait has been at the forefront to ensure a sustained and reliable supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen to India including by establishing an Air/Sea Bridge.
Earlier, Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, State of Kuwait, visited India on 17-18 March 2021. Both countries had agreed to establish a Joint Commission at Foreign Ministers’ level during the visit.