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Kuwait cements ties with Iraq’s Kurdistan

IRBIL: A Kuwaiti diplomatic envoy has affirmed that Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and Kuwait have been bonded with deep-rooted relations, underlining the desire to enhance these ties further. In a statement to KUNA, Othman Daoud, the General Consul in Irbil, affirmed Kuwait’s resolve to serve the two sides’ interests and broaden the mutual cooperation, underscoring its humanitarian role in the region in line with guidelines by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He has noted that Kuwait leadership has given instructions to stand on the region side in crises, particularly aiding displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. Kuwait is committed to implement its obligations, made during Kuwait’s international convention for reconstructing Iraq held in February 2018 in Kuwait.

In this respect, the Kuwait mission has been supervising relief projects in the region, he noted. The General Consul indicated at Kuwaiti envoys’ role in encouraging Kuwaiti businessmen to invest in the Kurdish region to boost the local development. Daoud met on Wednesday the region president, Mesrur Barzani, discussing means of elevating the friendly relations to higher levels. Kuwait opened the general consulate in Irbil in 2015. – KUNA

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