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Kuwait Broaches Ties with Israel on Eve of Next Multilateral Talks

The Persian Gulf state of Kuwait has expressed interest in establishing low- level ties with Israel.

According to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, Kuwaiti officials conveyed their desire to exchange interest sections in a message sent via Egypt.

The Foreign Ministry here said the message represented the first time Kuwait has indicate any interest in establishing ties with Israel.

NO Israelis have officially visited the Gulf state, the newspaper said.

The subject of ties between Israel and Kuwait was expected to come up this week in Tunis during the next round of multilateral talks on arms control and regional security.

A member of the Israeli delegation to the talks, Eitan Ben Tsur, deputy director-general of the Foreign Ministry, was scheduled to meet with Kuwaiti representatives to discuss the development.

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