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Kuwait, Iraq discuss procedures for Basra consulate reopening
February 19, 2015, 8:37 am

Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met at his office with Kuwait's Ambassador to Iraq Ghassan Al-Zawawi on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to bolster bilateral relations as well as practical measures to implement the agreements between the two countries, including reopening of a Kuwaiti consulate in the city of Basra, , Kuwait Embassy said in a statement.

Al-Jaafari said that Iraqi-Kuwaiti ties are notably improving, especially after signing several MoUs between the two countries in various fields, the statement noted, adding that the Iraqi Minister has also affirmed his country's ambition to boost ties with all world countries.

He also called on bureaus and committees to implement signed agreements between Iraq and Kuwait in order to expand joint cooperation and support investment and trade exchange for the benefit of the two countries and people.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Al-Zawawi expressed Kuwait's seriousness in bolstering relations with Iraq, noting that he is to exert his efforts for implementation of Kuwaiti-Iraqi signed agreements.

During his visit to Basra in 2013, Al-Zawawi made an announcement that Kuwait is to reopen its consulate in the Iraqi city, of which the Iraqi government highly welcomed as it would contribute in boosting economic cooperation between the two countries.

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