Lebanon, Kuwait establish joint committee for cooperation

15:08, May 20, 2010      

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and visiting Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah signed on Wednesday an agreement to establish a joint committee for bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

A statement released by Hariri's press office said before the two sides signed the agreement, Hariri held talks with the Kuwaiti emir on the latest regional and international developments and ways to boost bilateral relations.

Hariri noted that Sheikh Sabah played a big role in saving and protecting Lebanon, as well as in the steadfastness, stability and prosperity of this country, according to the statement.

Sheikh al-Sabah, on his part, stressed the importance of continuing joint efforts to boost economic, investment, trade, and cultural relations, in order to achieve common interests.

He called to expand the areas of joint cooperation between Lebanon and Kuwait at all levels, praising political stability and economic growth and the atmosphere of national reconciliation in Lebanon, which allows common visions and suggestions.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and the Kuwait emir on Tuesday signed four cooperation agreements in the fields of media, technical, economic and trade cooperation.

The Kuwaiti emir arrived in Beirut on Tuesday for a two-day visit, as part of his Arab tour that started on Sunday.



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