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Kuwait keen on having Arab consensus over issues: Jarallah

Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah
Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah

CAIRO: Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Thursday his country was keen on realizing consensus among Arab countries, as well as pushing forward common Arab action. Speaking after the conclusion of the Arab Foreign Ministrs’ meeting, Jarallah voiced relief for the Arab consensus over the selection of Ahmad Abul Ghait, Egypt’s former foreign minister, as the next Arab League Secretary General.

Kuwait, he said, has been keen on having a united position over the endorsement of Abul Ghait. “The brothers in Qatar have expressed reservation, they have the right to do so and we understand it. But the final outcome was a consensus on the appointment of a new secretary general of the Arab League.”

Meanwhile, Abul Ghait expressed gratitude for his selection and said he realized the magnitude of the responsibilities he would assume. In a statement, Abul Ghait said he would do his best to defend the Arab rights and push forward the common Arab action. Born in June 1942, Abul Ghait will become the 8th Secretary General of the Arab League. He joined the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in 1965 and became his country’s permanent representative to the UN in 1999. Abul Ghait was appointed as Egypt’s Foreign Minister in 2004-11. – KUNA

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