ISLAMABAD: The government of Kuwait has announced the establishing of its defence office in Islamabad under its diplomatic mission here, the Gulf state will also hire military experts from Pakistan,national daily reported.
The decision has been formally informed to the Pakistan government.
Kuwait has been removing the visa restriction on Pakistan nationals from next month. Kuwait will be the fourth country of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries that is opening its Defence Wing in Islamabad.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman have their Defence Attaches in Pakistan while Bahrain and Qatar do not have defence wings in Pakistan.
The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Abdulaziz Alenzi, has left for Kuwait to have further discussions with his government since the Kuwaiti government has decided to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in various fields.
Kuwait has also planned to engage the services of military experts for imparting training to its army consisting of more than 11,000 personnel. The defence wing of the embassy will greatly help in picking suitable experts from retired officers/trainers.
Kuwait belongs to the group of the GCC that is siding with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, the sources said.