EU expands involvement in Middle East

The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday the bloc is increasing its engagement in the Middle East as she opened a new mission in Kuwait City.

The office in the Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait's tallest skyscraper, is the third EU mission in the Gulf, after Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The opening, decided several months ago, comes amid a tense standoff between the US and Iran.

Kuwait has strong relations with the EU and the US and unlike Saudi Arabia and the UAE, it maintains good ties with Iran.

Source: VOV5