S Jaishankar meets with counterparts from Kuwait, Bahrain; discuss bilateral ties

BAKU: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met with his counterparts on Saturday Kuwait & Bahrain on the sidelines of the (NAM) Summit here & discussed India's strong bilateral ties with the two Gulf countries.

La 18ª Cumbre NAM de dos días comenzó el viernes & reunió a los jefes de 120 países miembros. India es miembro fundador de NAM, que es una de las reuniones más grandes de líderes mundiales.

Cordial meeting with FM of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah . Deeply value our historical friendship & the strong bilateral relations," Jaishankar tweeted.

Kuwait It has been an important trading partner for India. In 2017-18, Kuwait was the ninth largest oil supplier to India & it meets about 4.63 per cent of India's energy needs.

According to the Indian embassy in Kuwait , Indian nationals legally residing in the oil-rich country has crossed the eight lakh mark. There are about 24,000 Indians working for the Kuwait i government in various jobs like nurses, engineers in national oil companies & a few scientists.

In another tweet, Jaishankar said, "Great to see FM @khalidalkhalifa of Bahrain . Warm as always."

India & Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by cordial political, economic & cultural contacts.

According to the Indian embassy in Bahrain , there are around 350,000 Indian nationals residing in the kingdom.