TEHRAN – Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah arrived in Tehran on Sunday evening to explore ways of strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic.
The Kuwaiti ruler, who is accompanied by the Persian Gulf Arab state’s ministers of foreign affairs, finance, oil, and trade, is scheduled to hold meetings with high-ranking Iranian officials during his two-day visit.
The emir was formally received by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Saadabad Palace in northern Tehran.
Rouhani said that undoubtedly the Kuwaiti emir’s visit is a turning point in relations between the two friendly and brotherly countries.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that Tehran attaches high importance to its relations with Kuwait.
He also said Iran is hopeful that the visit will help open a new chapter in bilateral ties and pave the way for the expansion of relations between the two countries.
Since taking office in August 2013, President Rouhani has been seeking to improve relations with neighboring countries. The Iranian foreign minister also traveled to a number of Persian Gulf Arab states in December.
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