Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah stressed on Monday that the countries of the Arab Gulf cannot confront current challenges alone.
“Collective work is the way to face challenges and fortify ourselves in order to preserve the achievements of the Gulf Cooperation Council,” he said during the opening of the 11th meeting of parliament speakers of the states of the Gulf, which is hosted by Kuwait.
In addition, he predicted the Gulf crisis with Qatar was headed to a resolution, saying: “The ties that bind us are greater than can be affected by a passing incident.”
“There is a great responsibility shouldered by the Gulf legislative agency,” he remarked.
Sheikh Sabah continued: “Each of us is aware of the circumstances in the region, which are unfortunately deteriorating.”
This in turn represents a challenge “that demands us to cooperate on all levels.” he stated, according to the Kuwait news agency (KUNA).
He therefore expressed his optimism that the meeting of parliament speakers and other gatherings like it would represent an opportunity to underline ties of fraternity and friendship between the Gulf.
“Our Gulf entity has over the past four decades achieved blessed goals and gains that bolster our ability to meet the aspirations of the people of our nations,” he added.
Kuwait has playing the role of mediator to resolve the crisis between Qatar and the four counter-terrorism countries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
The four countries had severed their diplomatic and economic ties with Doha in June 2017 in protest against its support for terrorism.