IRAQ, KUWAIT PUSH FOR CLOSER TIES

BAGHDAD, Iraq, The sixth session of a joint Kuwaiti-Iraqi ministerial committee, convened, in the Iraqi capital, on Wednesday, with participation of a Kuwaiti delegation, headed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

On the Iraqi side, the delegation was headed by Iraqi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, in a two-day meeting, where official discussions were held over increased cooperation between both nations.

In a speech, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister traced the history of bilateral ties, noting that such meetings are imperative, to meet the collective aspirations of the peoples of both nations.

Moreover, he underscored Kuwait's firm support for Iraq, in the country's fight against terrorism, noting that, concerted efforts are required to exterminate the scourge.

At the conclusion of the session, a series of four agreements were signed between both countries, dealing with culture, industry, security and aviation.

Kuwait's delegation to the joint Kuwaiti-Iraqi ministerial committee's session included senior officials from the country's government and private sectors.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK