Kuwait has two land neighbours and they are Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kuwait has enjoyed good relations with Saudi Arabia, both in terms of Security and commerce. However its relations with Iraq have only recently improved, with the lowest point being Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 due to Saddam Hussein's territorial ambitions over the country and its oil resources.
At the same time Kuwait has good commercial and political relations with Iran. However there is currently a dispute over the demarcation of their maritime border in northern Gulf where the Al Dorra oil field is located. Nevertheless both countries are working on the resolution of the dispute.
As a member of the Gulf Co-operation Council Kuwait enjoys good trade and political relations with the other members. These include common policies regarding trade and security. Kuwait also enjoys good trade and political relations with the European Union, whilst it also has strong military and trade links with the United States. Kuwait's international standing is supplemented by its growing trade relations with the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia where Japan is Kuwait's largest export destination, followed by South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
In addition to GCC, Kuwait belonged to more than twenty international organizations, including United Nations, League of Arab States, Nonaligned Movement, Organization of the Islamic Conference, and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
By: Meir Javedanfar- www.meepas.com