Kuwait Stresses Promotion of Ties with Iran during Rouhani’s Presidency

13920429000509_PhotoIKuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Jarallah and several writers of the Arab country expressed their country’s willingness to further expand bilateral ties with Iran during the tenure of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani.
The Kuwaiti deputy foreign minister pointed to Iran’s presidential election on June 14, and said, “Rouhani has been elected by the Iranian nation and this decision should be respected.”

Jarallah expressed the hope that the relations between Iran and the world, including Kuwait, would be improved during Rouhani’s presidency.

Meantime, several renowned Kuwaiti writers, including Ayed al-Ma’na, Shamlan Issa, and Abdollah al-Ghanem said Rouhani’s election will provide an opportunity for the enhancement of ties with the region.

Iran and Kuwait have sought to expand bilateral ties through exchanging several high-ranking delegations in the last few years.

Earlier this year, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah in a meeting underlined the need for the further expansion of relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries, specially in parliamentary fields.

They made the remarks in a meeting on the sidelines of the 11th ministerial meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe.

The Iranian and Kuwaiti foreign ministers explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral relations.

Salehi termed Iran-Kuwait relations as satisfactory, but meantime demanded the further exchange of high-ranking delegations as well as continued interactions between Iranian and Kuwaiti authorities.

The Kuwaiti foreign minister, for his part, described Iran as a major and influential player in the Middle East region.

Sabah al-Khalid noted that the relations between Iran and Kuwait are based on mutual understanding, interaction and cooperation.

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