GCC welcomes Kuwait FM remarks about likely Gulf Arab reconciliation

KUNA, Friday 4 Dec 2020

FILE PHOTO: In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheik Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the closing session of the 25th Arab Summit in Bayan Palace in Kuwait City. AP

 Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf has welcomed an address made by Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser AlMohammad Al-Sabah about the keenness on solidarity reached in recent reconciliation talks between Gulf Arab states.

"This reflects the Gulf Cooperation Council's strength and cohesion, and its ability to overcome obstacles and challenges with the grace of God and the wisdom and sophistication of its leaders," he said in a statement on Friday.

"The people of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as they are proud of this statement, seek to strengthen the Gulf house and look forward to what the future may bring of hope, aspirations and opportunities amid an interconnected and united Gulf entity that works to serve its countries
and peoples and pushes forward the wheels of development, progress, security and prosperity."

The GCC chief recalled, with "appreciation and gratitude, the sincere efforts led by the late Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, since the beginning of the affair, and the continued efforts of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah, which we are witnessing through the statement issued today."

He also praised USPresident Donald Trump support for the mediation efforts and his belief in the unity of the Gulf.

He went on to extend his gratitude, appreciation and congratulations to GCC leaders on a day, he described as “blessed” and to its nation, who he said are “witnessing the beginning of a new phase of our blessed march, led by the leaders of GCC, with the help and success of God, to achieve development, security and prosperity”.

Speaking to the people and the media, he urged to “look positively to the future and avoid things that may provoke dispute,” and to instead, “focus on things that aim to strength and support solidarity.”

He prayed for the protection of GCC leaders so they may perform their duties to strength Gulf and Arab solidarity and supporting security and stability.

Earlier today, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister said in a TV address that “fruitful discussions” took place recently, in which Gulf and Arab parties “affirmed their keenness on solidarity and stability and to reach a final agreement that would achieve the aspirations of lasting solidarity.”       

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