Japan hails Kuwait’s efforts at GCC dispute

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Friday hailed Kuwait’s efforts to solve the Qatari diplomatic issue, expressing hope for improved relations among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

“We are aware that there are positive movements such as a statement issued by the Kuwaiti government that a final agreement has been reached to solve the Qatari issue.

The Japanese government highly appreciates the efforts of Kuwait and other related countries, and hopes that these efforts will lead to the solution of the issue,” Motegi told a press conference.

Motegi said there are reports that the Qatar diplomatic issue will be taken up at the coming GCC summit.

“Regarding energy security, peace and stability in the Middle East are extremely important for Japan, which depends on the Middle East for about 90 percent of its crude oil imports, and for that reason, I think it is desirable that relations among the Gulf countries will be improved,” the minister said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency