Kuwait will fund the reconstruction of a main border crossing with Iraq, the Iraqi authorities said Sunday.
In a statement, the Border Crossing Authority said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two countries to prepare the infrastructure for the Safwan border crossing.
“The infrastructure will be provided through a Kuwaiti funding,” the statement said.
The MoU was signed during a visit by an Iraqi delegation on Saturday to attend meetings of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti Joint Committee.
Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations were severed following Iraq’s invasion of the oil-rich Gulf state in 1990.
The two states resumed their diplomatic relations in 2003 after the toppling of former dictator Saddam Hussein by a US-led invasion.