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Joint Statement On Establishment of Joint Commission Between the Government of the State of Kuwait and the Government of the Republic of India (March 18, 2021)

March 18, 2021

1- The Government of the State of Kuwait, and the Government of the Republic of India, desirous to enhance and deepen the ties of fraternity and friendship, and support ways of cooperation in all fields in service of the common objectives of both countries, decide to establish a Joint Commission. The meetings of the Joint Commission called Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) will be held regularly to review all bilateral matters.

2- The Joint Commission will be charged with formulating the required basis to strengthen the relations between the two countries, particularly in the fields of - Energy, Trade, Economy, Investment, Human Resources, Manpower and Labour, Finance, Skills, Culture, Science & Technology, Information Technology, Health, Education, Defense and Security. The Joint Commission will also review Agreements concluded between the two countries and find suitable solutions for any issues in their implementation.

3- The Joint Commission Meeting will be co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait; and the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India and shall be attended by ministers or senior officials representing them and may include in its participation experts concerned with subjects of cooperation that the Commission undertakes to discuss.

4- The Joint Commission Meeting will be held in each country alternately, at a mutually agreed time. The existing working groups/ dialogue mechanisms shall be brought under the umbrella of the Commission.

5- The Joint Commission may consider establishing new Joint Working Groups as appropriate on the subjects of Trade and Investment; Defense, Security and Maritime Cooperation; Science, Technology and Information Technology; Education and Skills Development; Culture, Tourism and Hospitality.

6- The Joint Working Groups shall meet regularly, in-person or through video-conferencing as the situation demands. Reports of the JWGs will be presented at the Joint Commission Meeting.

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