January 12, 2011
Baghdad (CNN) — Kuwait’s prime minister will meet top Iraqi officials in Baghdad Wednesday, state media reported, the highest-level Kuwaiti visit to Iraq since Saddam Hussein invaded the smaller country in 1990.
Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah is to meet his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki and other top officials, Al-Iraqiya state TV said.
In early 2009, Kuwait’s Sheikh Mohammed Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah — who served as the country’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister — visited Iraq. He said at the time that Kuwait wants to strengthen and develop ties between the two countries.