The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council said they support Kuwait in its dispute with Baghdad over the construction of the Mubarak port.
The leaders declared at the conclusion of their regular summit in Riyadh that Mubarak port will ve established on Kuwaiti land and within its territorial waters as per the borders drawn by U.N. resolutions, the Kuwaiti News Agency reported.
Iraqi experts believe the port will reduce trade traffic through Iraqi ports and thus affect Iraqi commercial interest, but this was rejected by Kuwait.
Kuwait has already begun work on the Mubarak port on Bubiyan Island, in the far north-west of the Arabian Gulf.
Iraq threatened to take the issue to the U.N. if the port caused economic damage.