KUWAIT (Dispatches) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid Al Sabah on issues of mutual interest and leading developments in the region.
Zarif briefed the premier Thursday on the latest developments surrounding negotiations between Iran and the P4+1, saying his trip to regional states concurrent with the Vienna talks indicates that the Islamic Republic attaches special significance to its ties with regional and neighboring countries.
Pointing to growing mutual relations in different fields, he stressed the need to further expand ties and make use of the existing capacities, particularly in trade and economic sectors.
The top Iranian diplomat said Tehran and Kuwait City should make efforts to promote dialogue as a means to solve the existing problems and bolster multilateral cooperation among regional countries.
The Kuwaiti PM, for his part, said the two countries should expand cordial relations in light of bilateral capacities.
Outlining his country’s stance on regional issues, the premier said Kuwait has played a leading role in promoting dialogue among regional states.
Zarif and Sabah also exchanged views about the battle against COVID-19 and the environmental, consular and visa issues
as well as the problems facing Iranian ships in Kuwait’s ports.
According to Kuwaiti Al Rai newspaper, the Iranian foreign minister and Kuwaiti prime minister discussed regional and international developments and mutual relations.
It added that they exchanged views about the two countries’ stance on ways to boost mutual ties.
The Iranian foreign minister arrived in Kuwait City on Thursday after wrapping his trip to Oman. He has previously traveled to Qatar and Iraq.
In Muscat, Zarif and Omani Minister of Royal Office General Sultan bin Muhammad al Nu’amani have discussed bilateral economic ties as well as major developments in the region, particularly the Yemeni crisis.
The Iranian foreign minister said the two countries should try to make achievements in certain necessary areas in line with views of their high-ranking officials.
Nu’amani, for his part, welcomed the exchange of visits between the Iranian and Omani officials, saying this would help both sides become aware of their stances.
Stressing the importance of mutual relations, the Omani minister called for the expansion of cooperation with Iran, particularly on certain regional issues.