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Kuwait, Iran vow joint work to develop ties
June 3, 2014, 8:41 am

His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani vowed Monday joint work to strengthen bilateral relations and materialize people aspirations.

"The two leaders underlined the need to continue efforts aiming at further ameliorating bilateral cooperation and optimal exploitation of capabilities to meet demands and aspirations of the people of their countries," reads a joint statement on the occasion of conclusion of His Highness the Amir's two-day visit to Tehran.

The statement added that "The two leaders expressed their satisfaction over the march of bilateral relations and the growing cooperation between the two countries.
"They consider the positive outcome of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait's official visit to Iran as an important turning point in the relations between the two nations." The leaders have agreed on the need to continue reciprocal visits and hold meetings among senior officials of the two countries.

"The two leaders welcomed the signing of several agreements and memorandums of understanding for cooperation between their two governments in various areas. They underscored the importance of putting into effect all the previously-signed bilateral agreements."

The statement reiterated that the visit of His Highness the Amir to Iran comes within the framework of the efforts exerted to maintain, promote and develop relations between the two friendly countries in different domains to materialize ambitions of the leaders and the interests of people.

It noted that the His Highness the Amir's visit came upon an invitation from President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani.

"Dr. Rouhani's official reception of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation reflected the great brotherly feelings and the strong relations between the two countries," reads the statement.

During this visit, His Highness Sheikh Sabah held talks with the Supreme Leader Supreme of Islamic Revolution Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Dr. Rouhani.

"His Highness the Amir's talks with the two leaders focused on bilateral relations, issues of common interest, particularly means to develop bilateral cooperation in various fields, as well as important issues relative to the region, Muslim world and the whole world." The statement described the talks as friendly, frank, and transparent.

"President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and His Highness the Amir of Kuwait put forwards a number of issues of common concern -- especially bilateral relations, regional developments and challenges facing the Muslim world." "They asserted the need to continue bilateral and multilateral consultations to address the challenges and resolve the problems of the region as well as overcome concerns regarding the region's security and stability.

The two leaders voiced concern over the growing threat of extremism, violence and sectarian conflicts in the region and stressed the need to promote moderation in the region and called for a global commitment to UN resolutions relating to the establishment of a world free from violence and extremism.

The statement pointed out that the Iranian side briefed the Kuwaiti side on the developments of the ongoing negotiations between Iran and Group (5+1) on the Iranian nuclear file.
"The Iranian leader reiterated his country's desire to forge ahead with the negotiation process to reach a final agreement as per schedule. Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti side expressed satisfaction with the progress of the negotiations on this file," reads the statement.

At the end of the visit, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked the Iranian government and expressed appreciation of the warm reception and hospitality.
His Highness the Amir invited President Rouhani to visit Kuwait. The invitation was welcomed by President Rouhani and a time would be set for it later through diplomatic channels.

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