Kuwaiti gov’t praises outcome of emir’s visit to Iraq

The Kuwaiti cabinet

Kuwait city ( – The Kuwaiti government has praised outcome of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s recent visit to Iraq, which it said took place amidst “critical circumstances” in the region.

The government, in its weekly meeting under Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, said it was confident last Wednesday’s visit would have fruitful impacts on bilateral relations and cooperation and would contribute to regional security, stability and peace.

Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the cabinet about meetings the emir held with Iraqi President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi over boosting cooperation in gas and trade domains.

The Kuwaiti foreign minister commended the Iraqi government’s counter-terrorism efforts, and affirmed Kuwait’s support for fostering security and stability of Iraq to pave the way for the reconstruction, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement after the cabinet meeting.

Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi lauded the emir’s wise and moderate stances. Iraq and Kuwait have deeply-rooted ties, and both countries suffered from many difficulties and overcame them, an Iraqi government statement quoted Abdul Mahdi as saying on the sidelines of the emir’s visit.

The emir’s visit to Baghdad is an opportunity to develop bilateral relations, he said, expressing his optimism about a better future of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti ties.

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