Relations with Iraq should reach “utmost level” – First Deputy PM

Relations with Iraq should reach its “utmost level”, said First Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Thursday.

“What combines the two countries is huge. Relations should grow further in order for us to become real partners to build the future,” said Sheikh Nasser during his reception of a delegation from the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate. They are in the country as part of the media delegation covering the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI), from February 12-14.

During the reception, the First Deputy Prime Minister underlined His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s constant support for Iraq, so as for bilateral relations to flourish even more.

Kuwait’s “Silk Road” project; in the northern part of the country, came according to a strategic vision in a bid to turn it into an international investment area – in cooperation with Iraq and Iran – which, in turn, would require a joint responsibility to build future for generations to come, the Kuwaiti senior official noted.

The reception was attended by Iraq’s ambassador to Kuwait Alaa Al-Hashemi, Assistant Undersecretary at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information Faisal Al-Mitlaqim, Vice Chairman of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) board and Trustee of the Kuwaiti Journalists’ Association Adnan Al-Rashid and KUNA’s Deputy Director General for Editorial Affairs and Editor-in-Chief Saad Al-Ali.

The Iraqi delegation included Moayed Al-Lami, chief of the Syndicate, as well as Chairman of Federation of Arab Journalists, in addition to Editor-in-Chief of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) Shafiq Al-Terki, director of al-Hurra TV channel Falah Hilayel, director of al-Rasheed TV Ali Baban, director of Iraqiyah TV Alaa Hattab and media advisor of the defense ministry Hamid Manhoub.

KICRI is to be co-chaired by Kuwait, Iraq, the UN, the EU and the World Bank.

Source: Kuwait News Agency