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Emir of Kuwait to visit Iraq to discuss Gulf tension

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the opening session of the 30th Arab League Summit in Tunis, Tunisia on March 31, 2019. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

The Emir of Kuwait is set to visit neighbouring Iraq tomorrow, according to a foreign ministry spokesman.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will travel to Iraq at the head of a government delegation in order to hold talks on regional developments and bilateral relations with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Parliamentary Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbusi.

The visit follows a similar visit made by Abdul-Mahdi to Kuwait last month. It comes amid heightened tensions in the Gulf region due to the recent attacks on a number of oil installations and tankers. The US and Britain have blamed Iran and its proxies for the attacks. Tehran has denied the allegations.

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