Kuwait-Romania ties have huge potentials to be tapped: diplomat
Kuwait News Agency - 15 October, 2010
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Romania Fahad Al-Mutairi hailed Thursday as "close and special" his country's ties with the central European country in all fields.
"The two countries share the desire to further strengthen the bilateral ties. There are huge potentials that have yet to be tapped particularly in the domain of economic cooperation," Al-Mutairi told KUNA here.
He made the remarks after a Kuwaiti parliamentary friendship group visited Bucharest for talks with Romanian senior officials including President of the Senate Mircea Geoana and President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberta Anastase.
"During the talks the Romanian officials expressed hope that the planned visit of His Highness the Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to their country would take place as early as possible," the diplomat said.
Al-Mutairi hailed the first economic forum between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Romania, to be held here in March, 2011.
"The State of Kuwait, as the current president of GCC, will be represented at the forum by Minister of Commerce and Industry Ahmad Al-Haroun," he pointed out.
"All of the GCC six members are positive about participation in the GCC-Romania economic forum which will open new horizons for cooperation in the economic, commercial, investment and political domains.
"The Romanian side seeks to seize the opportunity of the forum to attract more investments from the GCC countries particularly Kuwait," Al-Mutairi believes.
He added that he is in close contact with the Romanian authorities to facilitate investment in order to help the Kuwaiti investors tap into the promising opportunities in the sectors of energy, infrastructure, real estate and tourism.
Kuwait is the first GCC member to establish diplomatic ties with Romania in 1973. During his visit to the country, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah opened Kuwait Embassy in Bucharest in 2006.