By Fawaz Al-Otaibi
TEHRAN, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-Iran Friendship Association's visit to Iran has resulted in establishing bridges of communications at the popular level between Kuwait and Iran, said the Kuwaiti ambassador here.
Majdi Al-Dhafiri, in a statement to KUNA at conclusion of the association's delegation visit to the country, said the envoys conveyed to the Iranian officials the Kuwaiti desire, at the popular level, to upgrade the bilateral ties in various spheres. However, "We explained to the Iranian officials that this initiative is not solely popular and is backed up by the political leadership." He indicated in this respect that all Iranian leaders, who met the Kuwaiti delegation, affirmed that His Highness the Amir's visit to Iran, in June, constituted a new chapter in the history of the bilateral ties.
The delegation succeeded "in working out joint action programs for the coming years envisaging cooperation and cultural and social activities," he said.
Adnan Al-Rashed, the association secretary general, said the four-day mission in Iran ended up with "drawing up a road map for popular action between the two friendly peoples." He thanked the top Kuwaiti leaders, the foreign ministry and the ambassador for the unlimited support given to the society.
Fahad Al-Shelaimi, a member, said the delegation sensed respect on part of the Iranian leaders toward His Highness the Amir and the State of Kuwait, noting His Highness' leading role on the regional and international arenas. They affirmed, during the meetings, their keenness on regional security, environmental safety and good neighborliness ties.
Such sentiments were also expressed by the Supreme Guide of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ali Akbar Velayati, the head of the shura council Ali Larijani and other senior figures.
Talks with the Iranian side dealt with diverse issues, concerning the regional security, states' borders, immigration, investments and businesses.
Dr. Khadija Al-Mehaimeed, another member, affirmed that the Kuwaiti envoys met with their Iranian counterparts, discussing mutual interests and the two countries' development expertise. (end) fz.tb.rk