Iranian President meets Kuwait's Emir

 16 Feb 2017 - 1:11


Kuwait City: Iranian President Hassan Rowhani yesterday visited Kuwait as part of a lightning two-nation tour aimed at mending ties with Gulf neighbours strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Rowhani held talks with Kuwait's Emir H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, who last month launched a dialogue with the Islamic republic to normalise Iran-Gulf relations.
An official statement cited by the KUNA news agency said they discussed bolstering bilateral ties in all fields.
They also held talks on "latest regional and international developments," said the statement, without giving further details.
Ahead of his visit to Oman and Kuwait, Rowhani had expressed support for the latter's efforts to "resolve misunderstandings and boost relations" with Gulf countries.
"In this trip, there will be discussions about the region, the situation in Iraq, Syria and in particular in Yemen," Iran's official news agency IRNA quoted him as saying.
Tehran's ties with other Gulf states have been strained over its support for the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad and alleged backing of Yemen's Houthi rebels.