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Iraq seeks developing relations with Kuwait

June 19, 2017 at 2:27 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington, US on 20 March 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]

Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar Al-Abadi, said on Saturday that his planned visit to Kuwait aims at boosting relations between the two countries.

Speaking at a press conference, Al-Abadi stressed that his country’s relations with the Kuwait have been developed “significantly,” adding that the main objective of his visit is to maintain this “developed” relationship with the Kuwait government.

Al-Abadi is scheduled to begin an official tour this week to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran.

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He added that he will discuss a number of topics during his visit to Kuwait, including to compensation of the Iraqi invasion in 1990, which Iraq has been postponing.

On the Iraq donors’ conference, which is scheduled to be held in Kuwait, The Prime Minster explained that the recent decline in global oil prices was the main reason behind the event’s postponement.