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Iran Sees No Limits to Expansion of Relations with Kuwait: FM

Iran Sees No Limits to Expansion of Relations with Kuwait: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said the country faces no limits in the development of its relations with Kuwait in the areas of common interest.

In remarks during a meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Ahmad Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah in Kuwait City on Wednesday, Amirabdollahian referred to the enhancement of economic, commercial, and transit cooperation with Kuwait alongside the two sides’ political and security consultations as a serious necessity.

He also extended senior Iranian officials’ invitation to their Kuwaiti counterparts for the latter to visit the Islamic Republic.

Amirabdollahian further said the current Iranian administration attaches special importance to the development of the country’s ties with its neighbors.

The top diplomat is staying in the Kuwaiti capital as part of a regional tour, which will next take him to the United Arab Emirates.

Amirabdollahian said the administration of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi considered the expansion of the Islamic Republic’s relations with its neighbors to be an essential priority.

Iran would seriously address the priority since it believes that the country’s neighbors, especially the Persian Gulf’s littoral states, enjoy numerous instances of commonality and capacities for cooperation with the country, he added, Press TV reported.

Iran, Amirabdollahian noted, has proposed the formation of a regional assembly featuring the countries that border the Persian Gulf to the north and south.

Upon formation, such an assembly could play a constructive role in the promotion of convergence and cooperation among the region’s countries, he said, adding that Kuwait could play an important role in shaping up such a body given the positive role that it has been playing in this regard.

For his part, the Kuwaiti official expressed delight over the Iranian official’s visit to his country, describing the countries’ relations as historical and marked by good neighborliness.

Tehran and Kuwait City should strive towards the reinforcement of the ties in all existing areas, Al Sabah said.

He considered the residency of around 30,000 Iranian nationals in Kuwait as the main reason for the depth and good-neighborly quality of the countries’ ties.

The Kuwaiti premier, meanwhile, admired the recent rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia, saying the development served to contribute positively to regional relations, and stated that his country welcomed Iran’s initiatives that are aimed at reinforcement of the Islamic Republic’s relations with Arab states.

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