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Transfer, exchange of prisoners between Kuwait and Iran hailed
June 18, 2016, 8:37 am
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Ambassador of Iran to Kuwait Ali Reza Enayati

Ambassador of Iran to Kuwait Ali Reza Enayati revealed that the transfer and exchange of prisoners between Kuwait and Iran is happening for the first time, and that such a trend is a wise decision from the concerned authorities for both countries.

Ambassador Enayati disclosed this during an Iftar party organized by the embassy in honor of journalists on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

He expressed gratitude and appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, as well as the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and other authorities that were involved in transferring Iranian prisoners to their home country.

Ambassador Enayati revealed that 160 Iranian prisoners are in the Central Prison and the first batch of 47 prisoners was transferred recently.

He explained that the embassy has contacted Kuwaiti authorities to inform them that the authorities in Iran are ready to receive the second batch.

The decision was based on the implementation of a treaty between both countries.

It is not limited to convicted persons alone but will also include bilateral judicial process.

Ambassador Enayati commended the role played by the National Assembly speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim in facilitating the process, which he described as a humanitarian action that has put a smile on the faces of relatives.

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