Sheikh Nasser meets Sonia
NEW DELHI: Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah met with President of the ruling Indian National Congress Party Sonia Gandhi, yesterday and discussed issues of mutual concern.
The minister also received with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who extended his greetings to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah and also expressed a wish to visit the State of Kuwait. The premier reviewed a plan to spend a sum of $1 trillion on infrastructure projects within the next five years, and he welcomed any Kuwaiti companies and investors interested in any related opportunities.
The Vice President of the ruling party, Rahul Ghandi, hosted a luncheon honoring the Kuwaiti delegation. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad had earlier met with the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Government of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia and discussed current investment opportunities, particularly in the field of development projects.
The Kuwaiti delegation also visited Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Library at “Jamia Millia Islamia” university, and were given an introduction to the history and activities at the institution by president Najeeb Jung, vice president professor Mohammad Rashid, and Director of the university’s Arab Cultural Center Dr. Zikrur Rahman.
The officials also reviewed the utilization of the generous donation of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad for the establishment and stocking of the library, which now offers access to a number of valuable and historical works and publications. During the tour of the library, head of the Kuwaiti delegation inaugurated a photo exhibition shedding light on the history and nature of relations between the two friendly nations. Sheikh Nasser also addressed a host of academics, Arab ambassadors, and students, and stressed His Highness the Amir’s keenness on supporting the academic institution. Earlier in the day, the Kuwaiti delegation visited the “Indira Ghandi Memorial” in the Indian capital.