Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Adel Al Jubair, the focus of a seemingly bizarre murder plot. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have set up a coordination council aimed at boosting cooperation between the two Gulf countries.

The Saudi cabinet, presided over by King Salman, approved the establishment of the council at a meeting on Tuesday in Jeddah, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported.

The cabinet also delegated Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubair to sign a document on establishing the council, the agency added.

Al Jubair arrived in Kuwait late Tuesday for a visit also aimed at discussing a host of issues, said Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah. The official said, according to the official news agency Kuna, both sides were discussing the re-operation of a common border oil field.

Saudi Arabia has recently set up a coordination council with other Arab countries including the UAE, Iraq and Egypt with the aim of boosting political and economic cooperation.

Last month, the UAE-Saudi coordination council held its first meeting in Jeddah, where both Gulf countries unveiled a joint integration formula featuring 44 strategic projects.

That meeting was co-chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.