BAGHDAD (AP) – Kuwait’s deputy prime minister is visiting Iraq in the highest-level visit by a Kuwaiti official since Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of the neighboring country.
Mohammed Al Sabah, who also is foreign minister, met with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Thursday in Baghdad. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry says the visit seeks to boost relations and move ahead discussions on border control and compensation issues.
Ties were severed when Saddam invaded. Thursday marks the 18th anniversary of Kuwait’s liberation from the seven-month Iraqi occupation.
Kuwait and Iraq resumed relations after Saddam’s fall in 2003 and a Kuwaiti ambassador arrived in the fall.