His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, received the Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm.
During the meeting, the Minister delivered a written message from Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to His Highness, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, including an invitation to attend the conference to be held in Baghdad, for the neighboring countries of Iraq, with a high-level European presence before the end of this month.
The meeting, which took place at Bayan Palace in the capital, Kuwait, witnessed a discussion of prospects for joint cooperation between the two brotherly countries in various fields, and ways to develop them. The Kuwaiti Prime Minister expressed his country's support for Iraq and joint work to enhance security and economic stability in the region.
In addition, the Minister of Planning and his accompanying delegation visited the headquarters of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, and met with its Director General, Mr. Ghanem Al-Ghunaiman.
The two sides held a joint meeting, during which they discussed the role of the Kuwait Fund in financing a number of projects in Iraq, including the establishment of a 600-bed hospital in Nineveh Governorate, and another in Muthanna Governorate, with a capacity of 200 beds. The Secretary-General of the Fund expressed his keenness to support development projects in various fields. Iraqi provinces.
On the other hand, the Minister met with the Director General of the Arab Planning Institute, Dr. Badr Othman Malallah, and discussed with him prospects for joint cooperation in the areas of training and mechanisms for benefiting from the institute's expertise in developing the capabilities of staff working in Iraqi state institutions.
The Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, arrived in the Kuwaiti capital, this morning, Tuesday morning, at the head of an official delegation. Upon his arrival at Kuwait airport, he was received by the Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Mubarak Al-Harees, and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Dr. Khaled Mehdi.