kuwait plays strategic role in gulf region
Last Updated : GMT 13:44:54
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

South African Ambassador to KUNA:

Kuwait plays strategic role in Gulf region

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Kuwait plays strategic role in Gulf region

Kuwait - Arab Today

Kuwait is a strategic role player in security and stability in the Gulf region, as well as in international energy security, the South African Ambassador said on Tuesday. Delarey Van Tonder made the remark on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between two countries. Since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between South Africa and Kuwait in the mid-1990s, bilateral relations have remained cordial and solid, he told KUNA in an interview. "Kuwait performs a most constructive role as an investor on our continent and specifically South Africa where it continues to contribute to the socio economic and infrastructure development of my country," he pointed out. "We have concluded strategic bilateral agreements and a substantial number of agreements are under consideration including the establishment of a Bilateral Joint Committee which will further consolidate and strengthen bilateral political and economic cooperation." On South Africa's relations with the Gulf States, Tonder said that these ties have also expanded significantly since the establishment of South Africa's democratic order in 1994. "Not only is the Gulf region a substantial source of South Africa's petrochemical and crude oil requirements, the GCC countries and particularly Kuwait have become a major market for South African products especially agricultural exports, a source of tourism and investment and home to a sizeable South African expatriate community," he added. He further said that several South African companies in the construction and engineering sectors have successfully executed major projects in the region, especially in the defence and petrochemical sectors. Although trade and commercial relations between South Africa and Kuwait can be further expanded, Kuwait maintains a positive role as an investor with significant investment by the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) in South Africa. Kuwait's IFA Hotels and Resorts, Al-Kharafi Group and KAPIC have also invested beneficially in South Africa and the wider Southern Africa region. "The State of Kuwait has left a positive footprint on our continent as an investment partner by contributing to Africa's sustainable socio economic development, especially through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and by its continued humanitarian support during emergencies and national disasters affecting human security on our continent," he noted. "The historic visit of former President Nelson Mandela to the State of Kuwait in 1995 added a special dimension to our bilateral relations and impacted positively on Kuwait's constructive involvement in the economic development of the African Continent," the Ambassador said. He added that His Highness the Amir, during his tenure as Kuwait's Foreign Minister, played a pivotal and visionary role in developing and implementing Kuwait's Africa Policy. Since then regular high level bilateral and multilateral engagements between the two countries have contributed to strengthen cooperation in the political, economic, security and cultural spheres. South Africa holds Kuwait in the highest esteem for successfully hosting the Africa Arab Summit in 2013 and for His Highness the Amir's strategic leadership in resolving conflict and promoting regional unity and cohesion. On Tourism, he said that it is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa's economy. South Africa's world class tourism infrastructure, cultural diversity, pleasant climate, breathtaking scenery and magnificent wild and marine life have made it one of the most popular leisure travel destinations to millions of visitors globally; at least 13 million visitors travelled to South Africa in 2013. "Kuwaiti residents are invited to experience a unique and inspiring African destination which will touch all senses and where South Africa's friendly people, natural heritage and rich cultures will warm your heart," he concluded. Source: KUNA

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 20:21 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Nader Mohamed underlines World Bank's support

GMT 12:51 2017 Wednesday ,08 November

Al Walwel says Palestinian people able

GMT 22:32 2017 Tuesday ,07 November

UK queen's offshore investments

GMT 19:27 2017 Monday ,30 October

Govt committed to economic reform

GMT 17:50 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

UK Brexit budget offer is 'peanuts'

GMT 07:18 2017 Monday ,09 October

takes eurozone farewell bow

GMT 15:08 2017 Sunday ,08 October

Deutsche Bank plots more moderate

GMT 16:07 2017 Saturday ,07 October

Saudi companies invest in liquefied gas
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

kuwait plays strategic role in gulf region kuwait plays strategic role in gulf region

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

kuwait plays strategic role in gulf region kuwait plays strategic role in gulf region

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Air China suspends flights to North Korea

GMT 10:39 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Air China suspends flights to North Korea
Arab Today, arab today Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration

GMT 02:56 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration
Arab Today, arab today Syria opposition meets in Riyadh

GMT 06:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh
Arab Today, arab today Online exhibit shows hidden depths of

GMT 11:45 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today Srebrenica women cry tears of joy

GMT 08:03 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today 'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils

GMT 08:07 2017 Thursday ,23 November

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils
Arab Today, arab today Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

GMT 11:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans
Arab Today, arab today Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions

GMT 07:56 2017 Monday ,20 November

Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 09:23 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 10:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Cigar-shaped asteroid came

GMT 09:45 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Visit Jamaica for more than just sun

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday