Kuwait restores diplomatic relations with Iraq
Kuwait announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with Iraq, severed since Saddam Hussein's forces invaded the emirate in 1990.
Following the transfer of sovereignty to an Iraqi government on Monday, "the state of Kuwait announces the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with its Arab republic sister," a Kuwaiti foreign affairs spokesman said in a statement run by KUNA news agency.
Kuwait will send an ambassador to Baghdad at a later date, the spokesman added, highlighting that the move showed Kuwait's desire "to cooperate and coordinate (with Iraq) in the interests of the two fraternal countries and their peoples and to consolidate the foundations of security and stability in the region". (Albawaba.com)
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