Kuwait’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabahof, has granted am amnesty for Ethiopian nationals convicted of crimes in the Gulf nation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

The amnesty was granted following intervention by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, who requested Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to show clemency to imprisoned Ethiopian nationals.

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, who is in Kuwait on a working visit, has expressed his gratitude to the Emir on behalf of himself, the people and government of Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said in a statement here.

Dr. Workneh also held discussions with the Emir on bilateral issues and expressed Ethiopia’s desire for the diplomatic resolution of the dispute between Qatar and its neighbouring Gulf States.

He told Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah that Ethiopia supports Kuwait’s diplomatic initiative in this regard and has the desire to contribute its share to the success of the endeavour.

The Emir, who recalled that Ethiopia has been a friend of the Arab world, and of Kuwait in particular, appreciated the country for being the leading African country extending support for dialogue.

He also praised Ethiopia for its sustained efforts to create peace and stability in the Horn of Africa and expressed Kuwait’s interest to enhance relation of the two nations.

Source: NAM News Network