Vice President Ansari to leave for 3-day visit to Kuwait

April 2nd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is leaving on a three-day visit to Kuwait on Saturday.

Strengthening cooperation in the energy sector will be focus of his discussions with Kuwaiti leaders.

Ansari will hold talks with the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al Jaber Al Sabah on a wide range of issues. Welfare of Indian community in Kuwait and fostering greater encomic partnership will figure prominently in the talks.

Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs N. Ravi said Kuwati Ministers for Defence, External Affairs and Finance will call on the Vice President to hold discussions on further expanding and diversifying relations between the two countries.

During his stay there he will also address the captains of industry. This is the first high-level contact between the two governments since 2006. (ANI)

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