High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met today His Highness the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jaber al Sabah in the margins of the International Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq.
The High Representative reiterated the European Union's appreciation for Kuwait's role in the region, and in particular in supporting Iraq and the Iraqi people including by hosting the Conference. They discussed ways to ensure the Conference's follow up.
They also touched upon a number of regional issues. High Representative Mogherini acknowledged in particular the valuable role played by Kuwait as regional mediator, including in the context of the crisis in the Gulf, and reiterated the European Union’s support to their mediation.
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jaber al Sabah also welcomed the intensification of bilateral relations between the European Union and Kuwait and committed to continue their close cooperation.