Kuwait Amir's Representative: Talks with China established approach for enhancing ties

The Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Friday that dialogue with China has established a basic approach and a strong pillar for boosting the historical relations between the two sides.This came in His Highness Sheikh Mishal's speech at the GCC-China Summit hosted by Riyadh, adding that this made a safer and brighter future for the peoples of the GCC memebr states and China.This is a clear indication of the common determination to continue and expand areas of joint cooperation, he noted.His Highness Sheikh Mishal conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir to the GCC leaders and China President Xi Jinping, thanking King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and the government for the warm reception and hospitality.Sheikh Mishal said that today's meeting comes to complete what has been achieved through constructive dialogue with the friendly People's Republic of China that clearly reflects interest in developing and strengthening the friendly relations between "China and us".The aim of this is to achieve "our common goals and interests", and develop cooperation in all fields as well as translate ambitions and directives of GCC and Chinese leaderships, he said.He stressed the significance of the economic aspect in strengthening the bonds of cooperation between the GCC states and the Republic of China.This is an important factor for consolidating the principle of economic partnership, and the GCC states seek to increase this cooperation to reach higher levels and explore broader areas in support of the strong relations between the two sides, he stated.Sheikh Meshal referred to the free trade agreement negotiations between the GCC countries and China launched in April 2005, praising the efforts made by the joint technical teams to reach a final agreement in this regard."This will boost our ties with Chain to broader horizons which will bring prosperity and goodness to our countries and peoples, as well as the region and the world," His Highness the Amir's Representative said."We affirm that there is convergence of visions between the GCC countries and China through a consensus on resolving regional and international issues, in addition to mutual interest in boosting cooperation in all different vital and important fields," Sheikh Meshal concluded.