Amir meets of­fi­cials par­tic­i­pat­ing in Con­fer­ence for Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq

For­eign Min­is­ter meets vis­it­ing of­fi­cials

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KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah re­ceived yes­ter­day at Bayan Palace Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haidar Al-Abadi and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion on the side­lines of the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for the Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq (KICRI).

His High­ness the Amir also re­ceived UN Sec­re­tary­Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Rus­sia for In­dus­try and En­ergy Arkady Dvorkovich, World Bank Group’s Pres­i­dent Jim Yong Kim and Ira­nian For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif. His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at­tended the meet­ings.

Mean­while, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah met yes­ter­day with EU For­eign Pol­icy Chief and Vice Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Fed­er­ica Mogherini on the oc­ca­sion of her visit and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the In­ter­na­tional Coali­tion Against IS con­fer­ence and Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for the Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq (KICRI), hosted in Kuwait this week.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled lauded bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween Kuwait and the EU, and prais­ing the Euro­pean Union tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tion to the sta­bil­ity and se­cu­rity of the re­gion and the in­ter­na­tional arena. Mean­while, Mogherini praised joint work and the strong re­la­tions be­tween Kuwait and the Euro­pean Union (EU). Mogherini ex­pressed her deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion to His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for host­ing KICRI, cochaired by Kuwait, the Repub­lic of Iraq, the United Na­tions, the EU, and the World Bank.

The EU For­eign Pol­icy Chief also praised Kuwait’s ef­forts and sup­port to re­gional and in­ter­na­tional sta­bil­ity and se­cu­rity, and the chal­lenges fac­ing the re­gion. The EU will work with the State of Kuwait to strengthen sup­port for Iraq in this crit­i­cal time, stress­ing that the Union is keen to work with Kuwait in or­der to pro­mote sta­bil­ity and pros­per­ity in Iraq, Mogherini added.

The meet­ing was at­tended by For­eign Min­is­ter As­sis­tant for Euro­pean Af­fairs Am­bas­sador Walid AlKhubaizi, For­eign Min­is­ter As­sis­tant for Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Of­fice Am­bas­sador Sheikh Dr Ah­mad Nasser Mo­ham­mad Al-Sabah, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for Pro­to­col Af­fairs, Am­bas­sador Dhari Al-Ajran, Deputy As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Of­fice of Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, Am­bas­sador Saleh AlLo­gani, Kuwait Am­bas­sador to Bel­gium and Head of the Mis­sion to the EU and NATO Am­bas­sador Jas­sim Al-Bedawi, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter As­sis­tant for In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion Plenipo­ten­tiary Min­is­ter Nasser Al-Hain, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for Euro­pean Af­fairs Mo­ham­mad Hay­ati, and a num­ber of se­nior of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.

UN Chief hails Kuwait Mean­while, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled met with UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res mark­ing the oc­ca­sion of his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for the Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq (KICRI), hosted in Kuwait. Guter­res praised the State of Kuwait for host­ing KICRI along with Iraq, UN, EU, and the World Bank.

The UN Chief also hailed co­op­er­a­tion with Kuwait, and its solid con­tri­bu­tion in sup­port­ing UN pro­grams, es­pe­cially hu­man­i­tar­ian and aid pro­grams. The two sides also high­lighted co­op­er­a­tion, in ad­di­tion to Kuwait mem­ber­ship as non-mem­ber to the se­cu­rity coun­cil for the year 2018-19.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also met with French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Yves Le Drian, Den­mark’s For­eign Min­is­ter An­ders Sa­muelsen, Nor­way’s For­eign Min­is­ter Marie Eriksen Sor­eide, and Ira­nian For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif. The for­eign min­is­ters dis­cussed with each of­fi­cial bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and ways to bol­ster them in all ar­eas, in ad­di­tion to the cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion and in­ter­na­tional arena and is­sues of mu­tual con­cerns. For­eign Min­istry of­fi­cials at­tended the meet­ings.

Deputy FM meets of­fi­cials

In other news, Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Su­laiman Al-Jar­al­lah met yes­ter­day with Bri­tish Sec­re­tary of State for Mid­dle East at the For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice Alis­tair Burt on the oc­ca­sion of head­ing his coun­try’s del­e­ga­tion in the min­is­te­rial meet­ing for the In­ter­na­tional Coali­tion Against so­called (IS) and Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq (KICRI), hosted in Kuwait. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the two sides tack­led bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion and in­ter­na­tional arena. The meet­ing was at­tended by For­eign Min­is­ter As­sis­tant for Euro­pean Af­fairs Am­bas­sador Walid Al-Khubaizi, For­eign Min­is­ter As­sis­tant Am­bas­sador Ay­ham Al-Omar, Bri­tish Am­bas­sador to Kuwait Michael Davenport.

Mean­while, Jar­al­lah met with Ja­panese Min­is­ter of State for For­eign Af­fairs Masahisa Sato and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion on the oc­ca­sion of their visit and par­tic­i­pa­tion in KICRI. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the two sides high­lighted bi­lat­eral ties, and cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion and in­ter­na­tional arena. Am­bas­sador Omar, Ja­panese Am­bas­sador to the State of Kuwait Takashi Ashiki and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion at­tended the meet­ing.

Fur­ther­more, Jar­al­lah held sim­i­lar dis­cus­sions with Aus­trian Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Michael Lin­hart dur­ing their meet­ing yes­ter­day. Am­bas­sadors Khubaizi and Omar as well as Aus­trian Am­bas­sador to Kuwait Sig­urd Pacher at­tended the meet­ing.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res.

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haidar Al-Abadi.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with Ira­nian For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with World Bank Group’s Pres­i­dent Jim Yong Kim.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Rus­sia for In­dus­try and En­ergy Arkady Dvorkovich.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah meets with EU For­eign Pol­icy Chief and Vice Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Fed­er­ica Mogherini.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah meets with French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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