Kuwait FM: Yemen’s negotiations “historic chance” for ending conflict

KUWAIT, — Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Thursday the UN-brokered Yemen’s peace negotiations, which kicked off earlier today, are a “historical chance” to end the country’s conflict and stopping the bloodshed.

“We hope that Yemen’s disputed parties would be wise enough, and put the interest of Yemen and its people ahead of anything else during these negotiations in order to resolve the crisis,” Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled added during his speech at the peace negotiations held at Bayan Palace.

He urged all parties to take into consideration suffering of their brothers and sisters, and to try to avoid further destruction and displacement.

He called on the parties to contribute positively to the peace negotiations so as to reach a comprehensive solution aiming to save the country and maintain the region’s stability and security.

“Kuwait, which has been standing side by side with its brothers since decades, welcomes your purposeful efforts to end the conflict,” he said, expressing hope that the negotiations would succeed to reach peace, which restores stability and security to Yemen, and maintains its territorial integrity.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also expressed his gratitude to the role of the UN in sponsoring these negotiations, represented in its envoy Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

He stressed the importance of cooperation with GCC member states in accordance with the resolution taken during a summit calling for holding an international conference for rebuilding Yemen in collaboration with the international community in order to “turn war into peace and destruction into development.” “We realize the big responsibility upon you to resolve the conflict and we are sure that you are very keen on the interest of your country and people through effective contributions to these negotiations,” he told the parties.

The minister conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to all participants, voicing hope of His Highness the Amir that the negotiations would achieve its goals.

Source: Kuwait News Agency