Kuwait officials discuss OPEC+ oil output decrease with senior US Senator

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Parliament Speaker Ahmad Al-Saadoun received senior New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, state news agency (KUNA) reported.

During the meeting, Kuwait’s foreign minister reiterated that politics did not interfere with the latest OPEC+ decision to reduce oil output. “The decision was based on technical study of the global oil market,” read KUNA statement.

He renewed Kuwait’s contribution to efforts to maintain stability in oil markets.

During the meeting, Menendez reiterated the US government’s commitment to achieving safety and security in the Gulf region.

Kuwaiti officials and Menendez also reviewed the historical ties between both countries, pledging further effort to advance cooperation to serve common interests.  

Recently, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait denied reports that there have been discussions to increase oil production at the next OPEC+ meeting.

The decision to cut production by 2 million barrels a day will stand till the end of 2023, they affirmed.

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