External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kuwait, Bahrain; discusses bilateral ties

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Published: October 26, 2019 5:23 PM

Kuwait has been an important trading partner for India. In 2017-18, Kuwait was the ninth largest oil supplier to India and it meets about 4.63 per cent of India's energy needs.

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, counterpart, Kuwait, Bahrain, bilateral tiesAccording to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, Indian nationals legally residing in the oil-rich country has crossed the eight lakh mark.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday met with his counterparts from Kuwait and Bahrain on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit here and discussed India’s strong bilateral ties with the two Gulf countries. The two-day 18th NAM Summit commenced on Friday, bringing together the heads of 120 member countries. India is a founding member of NAM, which is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders.

“Cordial meeting with FM of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Deeply value our historical friendship and the strong bilateral relations,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Kuwait has been an important trading partner for India. In 2017-18, Kuwait was the ninth largest oil supplier to India and it meets about 4.63 per cent of India’s energy needs.

According to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, Indian nationals legally residing in the oil-rich country has crossed the eight lakh mark. There are about 24,000 Indians working for the Kuwaiti government in various jobs like nurses, engineers in national oil companies and a few scientists.

In another tweet, Jaishankar said, “Great to see FM @khalidalkhalifa of Bahrain. Warm as always.”

India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by cordial political, economic and cultural contacts. According to the Indian Embassy in Bahrain, there are around 350,000 Indian nationals residing in the kingdom.

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