Saudi-Kuwaiti team meet to discuss border demarcation

Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdel Aziz (R) met a Saudi-Kuwaiti team in Jeddah to discuss updates on border demarcation between both countries. (Al Arabiya)

A joint technical committee between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait met on Thursday with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdel Aziz in Jeddah to discuss updates on border demarcation between both countries.

The Saudi-Kuwaiti team presented an outline to Prince Mohammad bin Nayef about the committee’s work and what border markers had been agreed upon for demarcation.

Kuwait shares a long border of 250 kilometers with Saudi Arabia. Technical field teams from both countries have been formed to monitor the process of border demarcation and the drawing of maps according to precise standards.

The meeting in Jeddah over the past two days was a culmination of a series held to follow-up on the issue.

Attending on behalf of Kuwait was Ministry of Interior Assistant Undersecretary for Border Security Maj Gen Abdullah al-Muhanna and on behalf of Saudi Arabia, Director General of the Saudi Border Guards, Maj Gen Zamim bin Jowaiber al-Sawat.

Al-Muhanna in a statement to Kuwait news agency (KUNA) earlier said a contract was signed between both countries in relation to the demarcation of border markers and mapping the borders according to accurate standards.

An aerial mapping firm from New Zealand was selected earlier to conduct the process, al-Muhanna told KUNA.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41