Iraq com­mends Kuwait’s help in se­cu­rity ef­forts

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

BAGH­DAD: Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider Al-Abadi yes­ter­day lauded Kuwait’s re­lent­less sup­port to his coun­try, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing Iraq’s ef­forts to main­tain se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity. Abadi made the re­mark dur­ing a meet­ing with Kuwait’s vis­it­ing Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the Iraqi pre­mier lauded the cur­rent level of close and firm re­la­tions be­tween Kuwait and Iraq in all fields.

Mean­while, the Kuwaiti min­is­ter reaf­firmed Kuwait’s un­shak­able po­si­tion based on back­ing Iraq’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity, while prais­ing progress made by the Iraqi gov­ern­ment to shore up the po­lit­i­cal process in the coun­try and to fight ter­ror­ism. On the meet­ing, he said they had dis­cussed ways of fur­ther pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing Kuwaiti-Iraqi re­la­tions in all fields, point­ing to bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion over ma­jor is­sues of mu­tual in­ter­est.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled ar­rived in Bagh­dad ear­lier yes­ter­day to lead Kuwait’s del­e­ga­tion to the joint min­is­te­rial com­mit­tee meet­ing. He also met with Iraqi Pres­i­dent Fuad Ma­sum, and con­veyed to him greet­ings from His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah.

The two sides also dis­cussed bi­lat­eral ties and the re­cent se­cu­rity and po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Iraq and the re­gion. Mean­while, Ma­sum hailed the strong Kuwaiti sup­port of Iraq’s sta­bil­ity, also stress­ing the im­por­tance of boost­ing joint co­op­er­a­tion on all lev­els. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s con­tin­u­ous ef­forts to safe­guard Iraq’s se­cu­rity. Fur­ther­more, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled met with Speaker of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment Salim Al-Jabouri, and the two sides dis­cussed bi­lat­eral ties and the re­cent re­gional and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ments.

In ad­di­tion, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled met with Iraqi For­eign Min­is­ter Ibrahim Al-Jaa­fari, and they stressed the ne­ces­sity of con­tin­u­ing hold­ing joint gath­er­ings and com­plet­ing ef­forts to con­sol­i­date bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion in all fields. They also ex­changed views on the lat­est re­gional and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ments. The meet­ings were at­tended by Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Al-Jar­al­lah, Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador to Iraq Salem AlZa­manan, and se­nior of­fi­cials at the Kuwaiti Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.—KUNA

Iraqi For­eign Min­is­ter Ibrahim Al-Jaa­fari meets with First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah.

—KUNA

BAGH­DAD: Iraqi Pres­i­dent Fuad Ma­sum meets with First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with Iraqi Par­lia­ment Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider Al-Abadi.

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