Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has traveled to Kuwait, where he held official talks with Kuwaiti government officials. Zarif’s visit came as part of his regional tour. Prior to Kuwait, the Iranian Foreign Minister had been to Qatar, Iraq, and Oman.
Within the scope of the visit, Javad Zarif met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah. According to the statement issued following the meeting, bilateral relations and ways of improving them were discussed. The Iranian Foreign Minister underlined the need to develop ties between the two countries, particularly in the economic and trade sectors, the statement added.
Zarif also briefed the Kuwaiti Prime Minister about the ongoing negotiations in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear deal. He also pointed out that the materialization of his visit, while the negotiations are ongoing in Vienna, reveals the significance that Iran gives to the relations with its neighbors and regional countries.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid stressed the importance of the nuclear negotiations and expressed his hopes that the talks will bring positive results.
Javad Zarif also met with his Kuwaiti counterpart Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah. During the meeting, the two top diplomats exchanged views regarding the latest regional developments as well as bilateral ties.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister stated his country’s readiness to improve cooperation and exchange delegations with Iran. The developments in Yemen, Syria, and Libya were other issues that the two foreign ministers discussed.
The Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit came amid growing reactions over his statements which were heard in leaked audio, regarding the late commander of the Iranian elite forces Qassem Soleimani.