Kuwaiti official discusses with British counterparts topics of joint interest

A ranking official of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs held talks on Thursday with senior British officials on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Ambassador Sadeq Maarefi, the assistant foreign minister for Europe’s affairs, who held the talks, told KUNA that the discussions came at start of a European tour. He revealed that they were held with Juliette Wilcox, the Cyber Security Ambassador for UK Defence and Security Exports at the Department for International Trade.

State of Kuwait Ambassador to Britain and North Ireland, Badr Al-Awadhi, attended the meeting.

He indicated that the discussions touched on preparations for celebrating the 70s anniversary of the Kuwaiti Investment Office in Britain and the 125th anniversary of the bilateral relations.

Maarefi added that he sensed from the British side keenness on bolstering the relations in political, economic, military and security spheres. They also affirmed London’s unwavering commitment to safeguard Kuwait’s security and sovereignty, he added.

The meetings constituted an opportunity to address some academic issues and prospects of facilitating procedures for Kuwaiti students studying in Britain, Maarefi concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency