‏Al-Halboosi meets Kuwaiti Prime Minister

‏The Parliament’s Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi met on Monday, with his accompanying delegation, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah.
‏At the outset of the meeting, His Excellency the Speaker and the accompanying delegation congratulated His Highness Sheikh al-Sabah on the occasion of appointing him as Prime Minister and assigning him to nominate members of the new cabinet, wishing him success and good luck.
‏The meeting discussed enhancing the prospects for cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait in accordance with mutual interests in all fields and the importance of activating the joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti Higher Ministerial Committee and enhancing its work, as well as forming a joint parliamentary committee to activate cooperation, follow-up and accelerate government procedures in the field of investment, trade and free zones.
‏The Speaker also discussed with the Kuwaiti Prime Minister the file of the remaining payments of debts owed by the Iraqi government to Kuwait, and the possibility of postponing their payment because of the financial crisis and the economic situation that Iraq is going through.
‏The meeting stressed the need to open the borders between the two countries to trade movement after it has stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and to tightening commitment to preventive measures, appreciating Kuwait’s stances in support of Iraq during crises, the last of which was the Corona pandemic crisis, which was represented by continuously sending oxygen to Iraqi hospitals.
‏For his part, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister offered his condolences to Iraq for the victims of the two recent bombings in Baghdad, stressing his country’s support for the government and people of Iraq and the continuation and expansion of cooperation horizons between the two brotherly countries at all levels.
‏Media Office
‏Of the Parl. Speaker
‏Jan 25, 2021