Iran major, influential player in Mideast: Kuwaiti foreign minister

Iran, Kuwait Keen to Expand Mutual Cooperation

Press TV -(Sat Mar 30, 2013) Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah has stressed the need for stability and tranquility in the Middle East, describing Iran as a major and influential player in the region.

During a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of the 11th ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Friday, he stated that meetings and negotiations between Kuwaiti and Iranian officials were greatly beneficial to the ties between Kuwait City and Tehran.
The senior Kuwait official noted that the relations between the two countries were based on mutual understanding, interaction and cooperation.
Salehi, for his part, demanded the further exchange of high-ranking delegations as well as continued interaction between Iranian and Kuwaiti authorities.
He also termed Tehran’s relations with Kuwait City as satisfactory, and called for the enhancement of trade and economic ties between the two nations.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Salehi pointed to the regional developments and emphasized the need for the resolution of the crisis in Syria through political means without foreign interference. Unrest has gripped Syria for over two years.

Fars NA (Mon Apr 1, 2013) Iran, Kuwait Keen to Expand Mutual Cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah in a meeting underlined the need for further expansion of relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries.
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 minister explored the avenues for bolstering and reinvigoration of bilateral.
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.
Iran and Kuwait have sought to expand bilateral ties through exchanging several high-ranking delegations in recent months.

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