*Easing of Kuwaiti visa restrictions for Pakistani Nationals*
Islamabad : The Government of Kuwait has recently agreed to ease visa restrictions for Pakistani nationals, which had been in place since 2011. Pakistan welcomes the resolution of this long pending matter between the two countries.
The foundation for this development was laid during a series of engagements between Foreign Minister Qureshi and his Kuwaiti counterpart. The meetings entailed extensive deliberations on the matter of easing visa restrictions for Pakistani nationals.
In accordance with the commitments reached between the two Foreign Ministers, Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior extended invitation to the Minister of Interior of Pakistan to visit Kuwait and formalize lifting of visa restrictions imposed on Pakistani nationals. Accordingly, the Minister of Interior undertook a visit to the State of Kuwait on 30-31 May 2021 and met his counterpart, Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Salem. The discussions held between the two Ministers paved way for development of framework for easing of visa restrictions for Pakistani nationals.
Pakistan accords high importance to its fraternal ties with Kuwait, which are firmly rooted in shared faith and values. The bilateral relationship is marked by high-level visits and growing cooperation across myriad of fields. During the global pandemic, the two countries collaborated closely in the health sector and food security.