World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and his visiting Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah signed on Sunday two cooperation agreements to promote bilateral ties.
Speaking at a joint news conference in Ramallah, al-Maliki said one agreement establishes a joint ministerial committee aimed at reinforcing bilateral ties while the other provides for regular political consultations between the two sides.
The joint ministerial committee will hold its first meeting in Ramallah at a yet-unspecified date.
He described Sheikh Sabah's visit to Ramallah as "a very important event which will open a new page…in bilateral relations."
Sheikh Sabah is the first senior Kuwaiti official to visit the Palestinian territories since 1967.
He has met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday for talks on the latest regional developments.
Kuwait had severed diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority in 1990 following the Iraqi invasion of the Gulf country.
In 2004, Abbas apologized to Kuwait for the PA's support for the Iraqi invasion.
Last year, the PA opened an embassy in Kuwait.Last Mod: 15 Eylül 2014, 10:08