Costa Rica has resumed diplomatic relations with Kuwait, Bahrain and Yemen after FM Bruno Stagno's Friday talks with his counterparts from the three Arab countries in New York. The diplomatic moves came after Costa Rica announced on August 16 that it would move its embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.
During a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Stagno and Kuwaiti FM Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah also discussed UN reforms, the race for the next UN Secretary-General, and other issues. Sheikh Mohammad said Kuwait supports Costa Rica's bid for a seat on the Security Council for 2008-2009, and the political consultation mechanisms between Latin American nations and the 22-member Arab League.
Stagno also met with Syrian FM Walid al-Muallem iand exchanged views on resuming the diplomatic relations.