Other than oil - Kuwait, India expanding cooperation in health, education

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    By Pankaj Yadav
    Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:31

    India (New Delhi) - Kuwait's Ambassador to India, Sami Al-Suleiman said on Wednesday that Kuwait and India are expanding cooperation in various fields other than oil, including education and health, Global Arab Network reports according to KUNA.

    He said that his country was interested in making more investments in these two sectors in India.

    Interacting with Indian students from different schools in northern cities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, the envoy said that the presence of half-a-million Indians in Kuwait and existence of as many as 18 Indian schools there, proved the fact that close ties prevailed between the two nations.

    Drawing out similarities between the education systems of both countries, he encouraged exchange programs between schools and universities, as it would enable both sides to understand each others education systems.

    Hailing India as a huge country with a large population where religious tolerance prevailed among all the communities, Suleiman said that Prophet Mohammad always preached peace and communal harmony, and that India was a well-established example of this message.

    The Kuwaiti envoy talked very candidly with the Indian students on varied issues. He also replied to the students questions.

    About the role of women in Kuwaiti politics, the ambassador said that today the Kuwaiti Parliament had four women legislators and one woman minister.

    He also referred to the decree issued by the Kuwaiti Amir in 1999 allowing womens role in their politics.

    Seemingly in a very jovial mood, the Kuwaiti ambassador also talked with the Indian students about Bollywood, and how Indian film stars were famous in his homeland.

    On the occasion, First Secretary to the Kuwaiti ambassador Abdul Al-Mailam, and two Diplomat attaches to the envoy - Jamal Al-Shehad and Abdullah Al-Hajeri were also present.

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