Baghdad (AIN) –The Kuwaiti media delegation which is visiting Iraq currently met the Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki and called Iraq during the meeting to join the Gulf Cooperation Council.
A statement by Maliki’s office cited “The PM Maliki met in his office in Baghdad on Thursday evening a Kuwaiti media delegation that included Kuwaiti ministers and Parliament members.”
“Maliki welcomed the members of the Kuwaiti delegation wishing that these mutual visits to participate in developing relations between both countries, especially in fields of media, cultural, scientific and youth,” the statement mentioned.
“PM Maliki emphasized importance of the economic relations with Kuwait, reiterating invitation for Kuwaiti companies to participate in rebuilding Iraq,” the statement added, noting that Maliki assured “Presence of Arab Companies in Iraq represents the excellent relations between Iraq and its Arab brothers.”
The meeting also discussed the situation in Syria, where PM Maliki stressed that “Iraq is calling to grant the freedom of the Syrian People and achieve its rights and demands through elections and democratic means without resorting to military option,” emphasizing that “Iraq applied all necessary measures to prevent smuggling weapons to Syria through Iraqi territories.”
The statement told that “The members of the Kuwaiti delegation expressed their wish to have distinguished relations with Iraq, especially in economic field and investments.”
The members of the Kuwaiti delegation also emphasized the necessity for Iraq to join the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to necessity to activate the "Silk Road" to serve the mutual interests and economic development in the whole region, the statement concluded. /End/