Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to a project that would demarcate
their 250-kilometer border. The two countries have selected and signed a
contract with a New Zealand firm to conduct the border delineation.
"The contract was signed and maps will be drawn in accordance with
extremely high standards," Kuwaiti Interior Deputy Undersecretary Maj. Gen.
Abdullah Al Muhana said.
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Al Muhana said New Zealand's NZ Aerial Mapping was awarded the contract
to delineate the Saudi-Kuwaiti border. The general, who said several
companies competed for the project, did not specify the value of the
"The company will soon begin operations," Al Muhana, responsible for
border security, said.
On July 20, the two Gulf Cooperation Council states concluded border
talks in the Saudi port of Jedda, Middle East Newsline reported. The Saudi delegation was led by Maj. Gen.
Zamim Al Sawat, director-general of the Saudi Border Guard.
Officials said both GCC states have formed technical teams to monitor
the border demarcation. They said Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have enhanced
military and security cooperation and were planning naval and other
exercises over the next year.