India today said that the Kuwait government had assured India that it is “deeply committed to friendly relations with India” and that Kuwait does not support any interference in India’s internal affairs.
This was in response to a statement released by the General Secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers condemning “ethnic attacks against Muslims in India” and calling upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to intervene.
“We have seen certain references to India in non-official social media handles in Kuwait,” Ministry of External Affairs’ Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
“The Government of Kuwait has assured us that they are deeply committed to friendly relations with India. They also do not support any interference in the internal affairs of India,” he added.
The MEA pointed out that “on the request of Kuwait, India recently deployed a Rapid Response Team there to assist the country in its fight against coronavirus” and that “during its two-week stay in Kuwait, the team rendered valuable medical assistance in testing and treatment of afflicted persons and training their personnel”.
“It is therefore important that friendly and cooperative nature of our relations is accurately recognised and misuse of social media is not given credence,” he said.