Al-Nasser: We call on Spanish companies to take advantage of the great opportunities in the Kuwaiti market
Albarez: The Spanish government is willing to strengthen the bonds of joint cooperation between the two countries
MADRID – KUNA – While the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Nasser and his Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel Alparis, praised the distinguished bilateral relations between Kuwait and Spain, the Director of Morocco, the Mediterranean and the Middle East Department at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alberto Othellay, praised the “active role”. And the great” that Kuwait plays on the Arab, regional and international arenas, and considered that “the management of political issues in the Middle East is very complex, but Spain relies on the State of Kuwait in the region and draws from its experience and wisdom, which it shares with countries such as Spain.”
In a recorded speech presented at the opening of the round table set up by the Kuwaiti embassy in Spain on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Al-Nasser said that “the relations between the two friendly countries have gone through countless luminous stations,” noting that this “contributed to strengthening official relations.” And popularity between them and its consolidation in all fields.”
He added that “the relations between the two countries went through fateful and existential situations in which the two countries demonstrated their commitment to principles that cannot be waived, the most prominent of which is Spain’s supportive position when Kuwait, during its independence period, submitted its application to join the United Nations, as well as its historical position during the brutal Iraqi aggression against Kuwait in 1990.” Pointing out in this context that “Kuwait does not forget the position of friendly Spain in support of the Kuwaiti right, and that it is still engraved in the memory and hearts of all Kuwaitis.”
He considered that “the close and continuous communication between the governments of Kuwait and Spain over the past decades is an indication of high-level coordination that led to convergence of views on all issues on the regional and international arenas, and to the exchange of support in international forums,” pointing in this context to the continuous momentum of mutual visits between the two countries. Senior officials from both sides.
In a related context, he stressed Kuwait’s ability and desire to enhance its presence in the field of energy in Spain, through its full ability to provide the Spanish market’s needs of oil derivatives, given the great experience that the State of Kuwait possesses in this sector.
He valued the great role of Spanish companies present in Kuwait in implementing Kuwait’s 2035 vision, calling on the private sector in Spain to take advantage of the great opportunities that the Kuwaiti market abounds in in the interest of the two friendly countries and deepening relations between them.
He congratulated the Kuwaiti and Spanish sides on this dear occasion, calling for expanding and deepening the horizons of cooperation between the two friendly countries.
For his part, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez said, also in a recorded speech, that the two countries shared 60 years of friendship between governments and peoples of the two countries. He added, “Although the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries comes in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, the two countries have succeeded in renewing and strengthening bilateral relations and giving a new impetus to cooperation at all levels.”
Albarez stressed the importance of coordination and deepening bilateral cooperation in issues of interest to the two friendly countries in various fields, as well as developing strategies to confront common challenges.
In this regard, he said, the distinguished political and diplomatic relations between the two countries must be accompanied by close cooperation in the economic and commercial fields and in the field of investments for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries and companies and institutions.
Albarez stressed the importance of exploiting opportunities to deepen cooperation in the areas of health, education, food security, and all areas that have a significant impact on the Kuwaiti and Spanish peoples, including digital transformation and cybersecurity, explaining that work will be done in the coming months to deepen cooperation in those areas and in the fields of culture and tourism between the two friendly countries. . He expressed the desire of the Spanish government to consolidate the bonds of joint cooperation between Spain and Kuwait in all fields.
For his part, Director of the Department of Morocco, the Mediterranean and the Middle East at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alberto Othellay, said that Spain can benefit greatly from the rational Kuwaiti diplomacy in the Middle East issues, especially the Palestinian issue and the peace process and the realization of the two-state solution, explaining that these are “very important” issues for diplomacy. Spain, and that Spain wants to continue working with Kuwait in that framework.
He referred to the exchange of high-level visits between the two countries during the last period, the most recent of which was the visit of National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and his accompanying parliamentary delegation to the Spanish capital (Madrid) at the end of last month to participate in the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference.