Kuwait and Iraq call for “wisdom” to avoid tension in the region


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Baghdad: «Middle East Online»

Kuwait and Iraq on Wednesday called for wisdom and reason to deal with recent developments in a way that would help the region avoid tensions and clashes.

The two sides stressed in a joint statement on the visit of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Iraq on the importance of continuing bilateral meetings to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples to enhance their distinguished relations and achieve their common interests.

During the visit, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Iraqi President Barham Salih held talks with the Emir of Kuwait, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammad Al Halbusi. The talks dealt with the repercussions of events in the region and relations. Bilateral relations.

She added that the competent ministers of the two sides discussed all issues of mutual interest and cooperation between the two countries and discussed means of enhancing coordination and consultation between the two countries in order to enhance bilateral relations and open new horizons for cooperation.

The two sides also reviewed the situation in the region and stressed the importance of concerted efforts to confront recent developments by calling for wisdom and reason to deal with them in a way that would bring the region away from tension and confrontation.

The agency pointed out that the Kuwaiti side expressed its appreciation for the efforts of the Iraqi government to confront the terrorist acts and achieve victory over the forces of darkness, stressing its support for all efforts to return normal life to the brotherly Iraq and efforts to rebuild it.

The visit came as part of the brotherly relations between the two countries and the mutual keenness of the political leadership to continue high-level bilateral visits. .

The Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations witnessed a positive development during the past years, which culminated in the high-level visits that took place this year, led by the visit of Iraqi President Dr. Barham Saleh as his first foreign station, as well as the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, President of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohammed Halabousi, and the seventh session of the High Joint Committee chaired by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, which was held recently in Kuwait during the period from 11 to 12 May last, to the historic visit by the Emir of the State of Kuwait to Iraq To the invitation addressed to him ».

On the arrival of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier today, to Baghdad International Airport, he was greeted by Iraqi President Barham Salih.

Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that the visit “comes within the framework of the distinguished brotherly relations between the two countries … and also includes important dimensions and vital signs.” He noted the Prince’s keenness to support reconstruction efforts in Iraq. He stressed that the visit will be an opportunity for the Kuwaiti ministers to discuss with their counterparts in the Iraqi side on «ways to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries and resolve the outstanding issues between them». He pointed out that “what is doubling the importance of the visit is that it comes in critical and critical conditions that pass through the region which is the continuation of escalation, which emphasizes the importance of coordination and consultation with the brothers in Iraq to overcome these conditions and enable the region to move away from tension and conflict.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi visited Kuwait on the twenty-third of last month, and said during his visit that his government is working to reset the problems between Iraq and Kuwait in the light of the country’s direction and openness and stability and witnessed by the signing of agreements and giant projects with various neighboring countries and friendly countries.

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