Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Kuwait Summons Egyptian Ambassador over 'Offensive' Remarks

Kuwait Summons Egyptian Ambassador over 'Offensive' Remarks

Friday, 23 October, 2020 - 18:30
Kuwait summons Egypt's ambassador over ‘offensive’ remarks. (KUNA)

Kuwait expressed its strong condemnation at "offensive remarks" made by an Egyptian official that target Kuwait and its icons, a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Friday, urging Cairo to take legal action against the official.

Egypt's Ambassador to Kuwait Tarek Al-Qouni has been summoned in the wake of the remarks made on social media by an Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration official, Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said in a statement carried by the Kuwait news agency (KUNA).

Al-Jarallah said the ambassador has been made aware of Kuwait's position on the matter, explaining that the ministry formally requested Egyptian authorities to take immediate legal action against these "shameful practices," to investigate the circumstances behind the incident and to "reevaluate the fraternal relations between both countries."

Kuwait's Foreign Ministry will be monitoring the procedures carried out by Egyptian authorities, in light of which it "reserves the right to take any necessary action" of its own, to prevent these offenses to Kuwait and its icons and to "reevaluate the brotherly relations between the two countries, ensuring that these ties are not compromised," added the statement.

For his part, the Egyptian ambassador was quoted as rejecting and condemning these offensive remarks, saying he had received a call from Foreign Ministry officials in Cairo, who assured him they would be carrying out the appropriate action against the official in light of these offenses.

Editor Picks