Kuwait/UAE: Iran’s deputy foreign minister visits

Issue 968 - 18 Apr 2014 | 2 minute read

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, visited the region on 1-2 April, stopping in Kuwait and the UAE for talks aimed at demonstrating willingness to make peace with Gulf neighbours. In Kuwait, he delivered an invitation to visit Iran from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and said Rouhani was planning to announce an initiative to form a “co-operative regional body”, according to Kuwait’s state news agency Kuna. The co-operation could take many forms, he said, be it an organisation or an agreement.

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