Kuwait City (IraqiNews.com) – Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Sunday at Bayan Palace visiting Iraqi President Barham Saleh and his accompanying delegation.
According to the Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA), official talks were held between the two sides, where the emir headed the Kuwaiti side.
In a statement, Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah said the talks dealt with bilateral relations and ways to strengthen cooperation in various fields.
The Kuwaiti emir then held a lunch banquet in honor of the distinguished guest and his accompanying delegation.
Saleh started earlier in the day an official visit to Kuwait on top of a high-level government delegation.
The Iraqi president was received at Kuwait International Airport by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber AlMubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, in addition to a host of senior state officials.
Ahead of his official visit to Kuwait, Saleh said he is honored to meet the Kuwait emir and discuss means of boosting cooperation between the two countries.
The visit will include delivering part of Kuwait’s property stored at Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the rest will be delivered in the future.