Kuwait continues to take a “moderate and balanced” approach, to issues in the region, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday, affirming keenness to end the current crises through direct dialogue.

He was referring to several Arab and Gulf nations, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, cutting off ties with Qatar.

Assistant Foreign Minister for First deputy premier and foreign minister, Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah, made the remarks on the sideline of an annual Ramadan gathering, hosted by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah, for foreign ambassadors accredited to Kuwait.

The foreign ministry official noted that Kuwait has always used such approach, to bring all parties involved to dialogue, particularly to current development that occur in the region.

In response to a question on Kuwait’s mediation among GCC countries, Sheikh Ahmad said, Kuwait is keen to boost cooperation between all countries in the region and the world.

Earlier, the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accompanied by the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, received at Dasman Palace, Prince Khaled bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, Prince Khaled conveyed to the Amir, a verbal message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, regarding bilateral relations and issues of common concerns, including the latest on developments in the region and international arena.

The Amir also phoned Qatari Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and urged the Qatari Amir to exercise self-restraint and refrain from steps that would escalate the situation.

The Amir affirmed his support for GCC joint cooperation, due to its historic and deeply-rooted relations.–

Source: NAM News Network