The ceremony of signing the five cooperation documents.

The Kuwaiti-Iraqi joint committee held its seventh session in Kuwait on Sunday under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Al- Hakim.

The session resulted in the signing of a number of agreements, memorandums of understanding and executive programs that would contribute to enhancing the cooperation between the two countries.

A statement by the committee stressed that the meeting between the two brotherly countries is a continuation of the positive results achieved by the previous sessions.

The seventh session witnessed a review of all fields of cooperation between the two sides, especially the economic and developmental ones, and discussed means of enhancing them for close cooperation and integration between the two brotherly countries, reflecting the common desire to develop and strengthen bilateral relations at all levels, said the statement.

It noted that the Kuwaiti-Iraqi joint committee is an example of strong bilateral relations that contribute to achieving the progress and prosperity of both countries and peoples.
The last two days witnessed the convening of meetings of committees, government task forces and the private sector representatives from both countries to discuss ways to promote and develop cooperation between all public and private sectors in various vital areas and work on prepare draft agreements and memorandums of understanding to be signed between the governments of the two countries.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled delivered a speech at the opening of the seventh session of the committee. In his speech, he noted that the recent high-level reciprocal visits of the two countries’ officials showed the steady growth of the already strong bilateral relations.
He added that both Kuwait and Iraq shared the same visions and stances of various regional and international issues.

The strengthening bilateral relations also reflected His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Iraqi President Barham Saleh’s directives, he said.

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