Kuwait to have commercial mission in Baghdad – minister

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Kuwait ( – Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan has announced that Kuwait would have a commercial mission in Baghdad to boost trade exchange with its Arab neighbor.

In a speech at the conclusion of the first meeting of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi Joint Ministerial Committee, Al-Roudhan expressed satisfaction with the progress of relations between the two countries.

The minister hailed the outcome of the meeting which demonstrated the two countries’ keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination in all fields.

Since February, the two countries’ officials held over four meetings and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah paid a historic visit to Baghdad to further strengthen ties, he said.

For his part, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Al-Ani told KUNA that the ministerial meeting also mulled opening a new Safwan border crossing, adding that the Kuwaiti side will establish the crossing point.

The meeting also tackled trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, he said.

The Iraqi minister stressed that the success achieved during the meeting requires perseverance to implement what has been agreed upon to achieve the aspiration of the two peoples.

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