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Kuwait Minister: We are not Dissatisfied with the Representation Reduction

Kuwait Minister: We are not Dissatisfied with the Representation Reduction

Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 08:00
Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Mubarak, the minister of state for cabinet affairs and acting information minister.(October 24, 2017. KUNA)

Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister Information Sheikh Mohammad al-Abdullah al-Sabah said Wednesday that his country is not dissatisfied with the reduction of the level of representation of Gulf delegations to the GCC Kuwait summit.

Sheikh Mohammad said Kuwait has had the honor of welcoming the representatives of any leader of a GCC member country, adding: "we are dealing with each delegate as the representative of his country's leadership and people."

Speaking at a meeting with the media covering the 38th GCC summit that concluded on Tuesday, the minister said that none of the GCC countries imposed preconditions to participate in the summit, especially with regard to the current crisis with Qatar.

When asked by Asharq Al-Awsat about the crisis and Kuwait's mediation, Sheikh Mohammad said the mediation derives its credibility from the impartiality of the mediator, adding: "our role as mediator requires us to be neutral in this crisis." He indicated that Kuwait's role is very important and vital and it will continue its efforts to reach a solution.

With regard to the Yemen crisis, the Kuwaiti minister said all GCC delegations agreed in the closed session on the importance of maintaining stability and unity of Yemen, adding that they all support efforts of political solution to this crisis.

During the meeting, the minister also addressed foreign challenges, including Iran's interventions in the region, calling on Iran to abide by international law and good-neighborliness with its Gulf region.

"We are keen to avoid any issue that could create a disagreement between GCC states, but the issue of foreign interventions is not a controversial issue," he concluded.

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