New Delhi, Apr 11: In a bid to further strengthen the neighbourhood policy, a team of 15 Indian doctors and health-care professionals reached Kuwait on Saturday to supplement the efforts of the Kuwait government in the collective fight against global Covid-19 pandemic. The medical team is expected to stay in Kuwait for a period of two weeks during which it will render medical assistance in testing and treatment of the afflicted persons and training their personnel, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. The rapid response team has been deputed at the request of the government of the State of Kuwait. The deputation of Indian medical experts follows the recent phone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, in which both the leaders agreed for a concerted and coordinated effort against the global pandemic.
Subsequently, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his counterpart held a telephone conversation to discuss the prevailing situation in Kuwait and explore ways to further strengthen cooperation during these challenging times. India and Kuwait share a strong partnership based on historical, cultural, economic and people to-people-contacts. Indians constitute the largest group of expatriates with an estimated population of about ten lakhs in the State of Kuwait. India is reaching out to Kuwait in the extended neighbourhood to further complement its efforts to fight the menace effectively. (UNI)