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KUWAIT KEEN TO SOLVE REGIONAL ISSUES — FOREIGN MINISTER

NEW YORK – Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, has affirmed Kuwait’s active international involvement, aimed at solving regional and global conflicts, which have political and security ramifications on Gulf States’ stability.

Kuwait, through its participation in international conferences, is exerting efforts to seek solutions to regional and international issues, especially regional conflicts, which have impact on security of the Gulf countries.

Sheikh Sabah, in a statement to KUNA and Kuwait TV, said, the delegation of Kuwait to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) 71st session had active contributions, foremost by the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who participated in a leaders’ summit on refugees on Sept 20.

He said, the Amir reiterated Kuwait’s continued support to the global humanitarian efforts, with the ultimate objective of alleviating suffering of people suffering from conflicts around the world.

“The speech of the Amir reaffirms the role of Kuwait to help refugees and the displaced, and shows how it is important that the international community exert efforts to end the conflicts permanently,” said Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled.

The Amir also highlighted Kuwait’s financial contributions to the refugees and internally displaced people in different parts of the conflict, including in Syria.

The Amir also met with US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Sheikh Sabah said, the representative of the Amir, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, underlined Kuwait’s unshaken cooperation with the UN, the latest was the approval of the sustainable development goals and the Paris climate change agreement.

Sheikh Sabah met with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and the latter commended Kuwait’s leading role at the regional and international levels.

Ban said, this role helped millions of people suffering from conflicts or disasters globally.

Sheikh Sabah said, he chaired a coordination meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), where ministers discussed terrorism, the Palestinian cause, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

He also co-chaired the Arab-African partnership coordination committee meeting, to prepare for the 4th Arab-African summit, due in Equatorial Guinea next Nov.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Sabah said, he held 33 bilateral meetings with officials from UN member countries to discuss a host of issues listed on the agenda of the UNGA.

He also highlighted ministerial meetings between the GCC on one side, and the US, Britain, France and Russia on the other.

“These countries, through their Security Council memberships, have a role to solve issues of concern to the Arab region like Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq and terrorism,” said Sheikh Sabah.

Source: Nam News Network