Kuwait's Prime Minister Visits Mexico
Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in Mexico last week for an official visit (http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MTM2ODE4NzcxNw==), as Kuwait celebrated Mexico's Bicentennial. Representing His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Nasser offered congratulations to Mexican President Felipe de Jesus Calderon on the special moment of pride in Mexican history. The prime minister remarked on the strong ties Mexico and Kuwait have had since establishing diplomatic relations nearly 35 years ago. He also said how grateful Kuwait was toward Mexico for its support during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 20 years ago.
This is the second visit by the Prime Minister in the last three months. Last July, after an invitation by President Calderon, Sheikh Nasser paid an official visit to Mexico as part of his tour of Latin America. During that visit, the Mexican president welcomed the Kuwaiti government's decision to open an embassy in Mexico. The two nations also signed a memorandum of understanding between their foreign ministries to establish a mechanism for deliberation over bilateral issues.
Since Kuwait and Mexico first established diplomatic ties in 1976, the two nations have established economic trade, with Kuwait exporting equipment needed for well digging and importing heavy equipment and spare parts from Mexico.