For closer ties between India and Kuwait

Staff Correspondent

Manipal: Kuwait, which has emerged as one of the important international partners of India, is playing a role similar to that of Singapore in the East. Vice-Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Raj Warrier told presspersons here on Tuesday after the conclusion of a two-day conference to help work out a roadmap for stronger India-Kuwait relations.

The conference was organised by the Department of Geopolitics, MAHE.

The two countries share several similarities, including democracy and a moderate tradition, although during the past 40 years, the historically close ties between the two have diminished, he said.

The conference at Manipal intended to strengthen the relations between the two countries, he added.

Mohammad Al-Badah, Director, Embassy of Kuwait, said that exchange programmes between the two countries had been discussed at the conference.

There was lot of scope for development of relations between both the countries.

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