1/26/2012

Iranian Deputy FM in Kuwait for Official Visit

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian visited Kuwait on Thursday to meet the country's officials and confer with them on the latest regional and international issues.

Amir Abdollahian also had a visit of UAE before his arrival in Kuwait and discussed issues of mutual interest with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Iran and Kuwait have sought to expand bilateral relations through exchanging several high-ranking delegations in recent months.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Kuwaiti counterpart in a meeting in October called for the further expansion of the bilateral ties and use of the existing potentials and capacities in a move to boost mutual cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting held on the sidelines of the 10th ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Kuwait at the time, Salehi and al-Sabah explored avenues for the expansion of the two countries' relations.

Salehi pointed to the two countries' age-old ties, and stressed the two sides' responsibility to prepare the grounds for tranquility, mutual trust and broader relations in a bid to promote welfare for the two countries' people.

He stressed that meetings of the two countries' joint economic commission are highly crucial for the expansion of Iran-Kuwait relations in different fields.