Despite the recent improvement of diplomatic and economic ties between Iraq and Kuwait, the former accused the small Gulf country of infringing on agreements set between them in regards to their maritime border in the Persian Gulf.
Amman - According to some fruit and vegetable dealers on the borders with Iraq and Syria, since the reopening of the borders the export market has been affected by a "tense trade atmosphere". However, the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply has rebuked this statement.
Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, noted that his country has managed to maintain political and social stability over the course of successive crises in the Middle East but acknowledged that living standards and the economy suffered.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) established by the Group of 7 (G7) in Paris in 1989 to monitor money laundering and terrorist financing worldwide, has removed Iraq from its country watchlist. This came after a visit from the FATF team to Iraq, who determined that Iraq is making sufficient progress and effort.