Further delays likely before Kuwait-Saudi Neutral Zone output resumes

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 24 December by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to restart production in their shared Neutral Zone was widely welcomed as a breakthrough in a dispute which has been rumbling on since 2014. The deal was signed by Saudi energy minister Prince Abdelaziz Bin Salman, his Kuwaiti counterpart Khaled Ali Al-Fadhil and Kuwait’s foreign affairs minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. It was proclaimed as “historic” by Kuwaiti prime minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. GSN Issue 1,095, 9 January 2020. Read more

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