By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading a high ranking delegation, left Kabul for Kuwait yesterday morning, met with Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the new Emir of Kuwait expressing away his deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of the late Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a presidential press office statement said.
The new Emir of Kuwait wished prosperity and peace for Afghanistan and offered his gratitude to President Ghani’s visit and conveying his condolences in person, the statement added yesterday.
President Ghani also met with Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, where both sides stressed on enhancing bilateral relations.
“We highly appreciate your coming personally and be with us in our sad days, and hope to have you in our happy days too,” said the Prime Minister of Kuwait, as quoted in the statement.
The Prime Minister of Kuwait reiterated the support of Arab nations to the Afghan peace process and said that we are all united to work with you on this path.
Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said, “Our desire is to enhance relations and invest in Afghan peace and stability.” President Ghani termed the unity of Gulf States vital for peace in Afghanistan and stability of the region and beyond, and said, “Peace has moved from a wish to a process with an end-state of a sovereign, united, independent and democratic Afghanistan.”
“We pursue a political settlement to end the war, we are not only focused on peacemaking but peace-building. We will strongly focus on some 45 districts suffered the most and implement reintegration, strengthening the social component of the peace,” added the president.
The President showed keenness to expand bilateral ties with Kuwait during the meeting. He said, “We welcome the Kuwait Fund and further encourage Kuwit investment in Afghanistan. We desire to reach to Kuwait markets for our agricultural products.”