— AFP/File

After a decade-long suspension, Kuwait will “quickly” resume granting work visas to Pakistanis, Minister for Inside Shaikh Rasheed has stated.

Whereas talking to reporters on Wednesday, Rasheed stated the Kuwait inside minister has assured him the nation will resume work visas for Pakistanis.

He stated the method in that regard would start quickly as soon as the coronavirus travelling restrictions are lifted.

In line with Arab Information, Kuwait had stopped issuing visas to nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2011 “over what it stated was tough safety circumstances” in these international locations.

The event comes as Kuwaiti International Minister Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah arrived in Islamabad at this time for a two-day journey to fulfill his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The 2 overseas ministers met in November final yr on the sidelines of the 47th Session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of International Ministers in Niamey, Niger.

“The 2 overseas ministers agreed to work carefully towards additional strengthening and increasing bilateral cooperation in various fields,” the International Workplace stated in an announcement forward of Al-Sabah’s go to.

Earlier, in October, the Ministry of Abroad Pakistanis and Human Useful resource Improvement introduced Pakistan will ship 600 medical professionals to Kuwait beneath an settlement signed between the 2 international locations in July.

A press launch stated that originally 221 medical professionals, together with docs, nurses and technicians will go away for Kuwait, adopted by a second batch of 200 professionals.

Ambassador of Kuwait to Pakistan, Nasr Abdul Rehman J Al Mutairi, prolonged his gratitude to the Pakistani authorities for offering medical help to his nation through the tough time of coronavirus.

He additionally thanked the Pakistani medical professionals for “serving to their Kuwaiti brothers” face the lethal virus.

— With extra enter from APP.

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