KUWAIT (AP) _ Jordan and Kuwait sought to heal a relationship ruptured during the Gulf War with a visit this week by Jordan's King Abdullah II.

The two-day visit, which ended today, was a ``historic new page in the brotherly relations with the state of Kuwait,'' the king told the Kuwait News Agency. He came with his Kuwaiti-born wife.

Jordanian-Kuwaiti relations were all but broken in 1990 when King Abdullah's father, King Hussein, did not stand by Kuwait after Iraq invaded it. Jordanians overwhelmingly supported Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during the crisis. Hussein refused to join the U.S.-led coalition that drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991.

After the war, Kuwait maintained a charge d'affaires in Amman but there was no Jordanian diplomat in Kuwait. Relations began to revive in 1996 when Hussein called for a change of government in Baghdad. Full diplomatic relations were restored Sept. 1 when the Jordanian ambassador officially presented his credentials to Kuwaiti officials.

Some 350,000 Jordanians lived in Kuwait before the Iraqi invasion, and their remittances to relatives was a major source of income to Jordan. After liberation, fewer than 30,000 Jordanians remained there. The others either left during the crisis or were driven out by Kuwaitis who considered them to be supporters of the Iraqi occupiers. Scores of Jordanians were imprisoned for collaboration with the Iraqis, but they have since been released.

The acting chief of mission at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Jordan, Mite'eb al-Mtotah, said his country had no restrictions on Jordanian workers.

``But rehiring Jordanian labor depends on the need in the Kuwaiti market,'' he said. He declined to elaborate.