Kuwait: Gulf Policy Towards Iraq Unchanged Despite Embassy Openings
Kuwait said on Sunday the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) policy towards Iraq is unchanged even though four of the six-member states have reopened their diplomatic missions in Baghdad.
"Reopening the embassies in Baghdad is a matter that only concerns the policy of each state of the Council," said Kuwait's foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, quoted by the KUNA official news agency.
He said the leaders of GCC members Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and their governments still insist on Iraq's full compliance with all UN Security Council resolutions.
The reopening of the embassies has not weakened this commitment, he added.
Kuwait also announced that its ruler, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, will lead a high-level delegation to the second GCC consultative summit due to open in Oman next Saturday.
A statement by the emirate's cabinet expressed hope the summit "would strengthen unity and cooperation" among GCC states.
The Emirates last Thursday reopened its embassy in Baghdad, which had been closed since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
The Emirates became the fourth GCC country after Bahrain, Oman and Qatar to renew its diplomatic representation in Iraq. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have not re-established ties with Baghdad -- KUWAIT CITY (AFP)
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