BEIJING, July 9 (KUNA) -- In the presence of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kuwait and China signed several agreements and Memorandum of Understandings aimed at boosting ties.
During a ceremony held at the Great Hall of People in Beijing, Kuwait -- represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah -- and China -- represented by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi -- signed a cooperation mechanism between the governments of the two states.
A cooperation protocol to boost defensive industry cooperation was signed by Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and executive at the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense Zhang Youxia.
A bilateral cooperation agreement was signed between Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State of Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh as well as Vice Chairman of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Zhang Yong.
A MoU on e-commerce cooperation was signed between Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan and Chinese International Trade Representative and Deputy Minister of Commerce Fu Ziying.
A MoU to encourage investment was signed by Director General of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Sheikh Mishal Al-Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Jiang Zengwei.
A cooperation agreement was signed between Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure). KPC's CEO Nizar Al-Adsani and Sinosure's Wang Yi inked the deal.
A memo on developing smart applications for Kuwait's Al-Harir City and Boubyan Islands projects was signed between Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kuwait's Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) Salem Al-Othainah and Chairman of Huawei Technology Liang Hua. (end)