LONDON, 27th May, 2016 (WAM) — Kuwait and Britain have signed an action plan of a joint steering committee for the next six months seeking to activate all agreements inked between the two sides and discuss means of removing any possible obstacles.

The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah and British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood have signed the action plan, in the presence of many representatives of ministries and bodies of the two sides.

They signed the plan following the conclusion of the eighth meeting of the joint Kuwaiti-UK Steering Group that discussed means of enhancing and upgrading cooperation in all fields.

In a joint statement, the two sides stressed the importance of promoting constantly cooperation in the fields of politics, military, security, economy, trade, investment, culture, development, energy and education.

They also focused on removing any possible obstacles, stressing the need to exchange constant visits between the two sides. They agreed to develop and promote necessarily trade and investment relations through encouraging investment in all vital sectors, and to increase the volume of trade exchange and take part in international exhibitions.

The two sides welcomed signing a memorandum of understanding between Kuwait’s Direct Promotion Authority and the Kuwait British Business Centre that aim to increase cooperation.

The Kuwaiti side stressed its eagerness to benefit from British expertise in financial policy, and in training and developing calibers on strategic planning.

On military, they expressed satisfaction about the current cooperation in this vital field, welcoming the deal signed last April between Kuwait and Britain to buy Eurofighter jets.

They said the deal would be an important addition to Kuwait’s army and would enhance its defense capabilities, adding that it would contribute also to fostering strategic relations between the two countries. They reviewed means of benefiting from British expertise through providing modern training programs on migration, aviation security, and combating organized crimes and terrorism.

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