First higher committee with Iran meeting bears fruit: Kuwaiti FM




"We have reached significant results that draw up the broadlines of bilateral cooperation," Sheikh Mohammad told reporters following the end of the meeting, during which both sides signed an agreement to avoid double taxation.




"Very soon we will be able to sign an agreement for importing gas and water from Iran," he also said.



The next meeting of the Higher Committee will be held in Kuwait in late April, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, said noting that not only are both countries bound by neighborly and religious ties, but by "common goals and aspirations" as well.



He referred to the participation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in the last Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Doha as "a turning point for Iran’s relations with the GCC." Emphasizing Kuwait’s desire to foster ties with Tehran in all fields, Sheikh Mohammad said "We have strong political ties, and therefore are looking forward to establishing similar economic relations." On Iraq, he said that Kuwait and Iran agree that the "New Iraq should be a peaceful, democratic, and safe Iraq to play its pivotal role for the stability of the region with no foreign interference." He further noted that any decision has to be "pure Iraqi." Referring to Lebanon, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister said he had discussed the issue with his Iranian counterpart, Manucher Mottaki, adding that "We appreciate Iran’s support to the Arab initiative (on Lebanon) that was adopted during the last Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Cairo."


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