ITALY STRESSES CONFIDENCE IN KUWAITI AMIR’S EFFORTS TO HEAL GULF RIFT

Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, on Wednesday, affirmed his country’s confidence, in efforts exerted by the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to heal the Gulf rift.

The minister expressed his hope that the Gulf parties would return soon to dialogue, so as to find a resolution to the crisis, Italy’s foreign ministry said, in a statement.

This came during a meeting between Alfano and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the statement added.

It noted that the Gulf crisis, the path of implementing the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5 1, as well as, bilateral and international issues of common concern featured high on talks held between Alfano and Zarif.

Regarding the agreement, Alfano urged the Iranian side to continue implementing the provisions of the deal, and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

He expressed his country’s support for reintegrating Iran into the global financial system.

The Italian official invited Zarif to attend the third session of the 2017 Mediterranean dialogue conference, due in Italy next Nov.

Zarif arrived in Rome earlier and discussed restoring stability in the Middle East region, mainly Syria’s crisis, with Italian Premier, Paolo Gentiloni, and speaker of parliament, Laura Boldrini, the statement concluded

Source: NAM News Network