Kuwait: No Disagreement with Saudi Arabia on Border Demarcation

Published June 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Kuwaiti foreign minister sheikh Sabah Ahmad Sabah asserted that there "has been no disagreement" between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on the sea border demarcation, reported Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).  

Sheikh Sabah said that "there is no disagreement with the kingdom on the border issue and all the matters will be thrashed out with understanding," adding that the "solution will be political rather than technical."  

He commented on a fresh statement by Saudi interior minister prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, saying "it is an overture that asserts depth of the relationship binding Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We and Saudi Arabia constitute one entity."  

On Saturday, prince Nayef also said Kuwait and Saudi Arabia would soon finalize demarcation of their sea borders "in a satisfactory way."  

Sheikh Sabah indicated that a scheduled visit to Kuwait by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah had been further delayed due to the passing away of Syrian president Hafez Assad, said KUNA.  

Kuwait's oil minister Saud Nasser Sabah held talks in Saudi Arabia on June 6th with his Saudi counterpart Ali Nuaimi on the demarcation of sea borders, added KUNA.  

The demarcation of the sea border line was underscored recently when Iran started digging in the continental shelf, apparently to pump out gas, according to the agency - Albawaba.com  

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