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"It is a top priority for my government, and we are working with Iraq to put the final touches on the demarcation of those maritime borders," the minister added. He said their legal and technical teams would meet on Sunday to seek an agreement and "we're moving forward".
Reaching an agreement would open the door for closer cooperation, including port construction, border oil field management, general facilitation of trade and transportation between the two countries, and other areas. The Kuwaiti foreign minister held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Munich on Friday.
Kuwait is often seen as a mediating power in the region and has always been supportive of the Palestinian cause. And it has shied away from joining its Gulf neighbors, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in formalizing relations with Israel.
In response to a question whether this position could change, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said that the situation between Israel and the Palestinians is not improving. He added that the priorities are for the Palestinians to have a homeland based on the two-state solution.
The minister also said that his country has no plans to follow the example of other Arab countries in re-establishing contact with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite the earthquake that caused great damage to the country.