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Kuwait ‘ready to host’ a fresh intra-Yemen talks – Iraqi Speaker praises Kuwaiti diplomacy

KUWAIT: Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah said Kuwait is ready to receive the Yemeni stakeholders if they are willing to reach deal and break the political stalemate. “The State of Kuwait has always been supportive of all efforts aiming to resolve the Yemeni crisis peacefully, including the efforts of the brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he affirmed. He was referring to a recent report by the Iranian Fars news agency that the Kuwaiti and Saudi stances on Yemen are different. Al-Jarallah made the press remarks during a celebration at China embassy this evening to celebrate the National Day of the People’s Republic of China. Kuwait hosted the first round of the UN-sponsored intra-Yemeni peace talks between April 21 and August 6.

Oman commends Kuwait
Meanwhile, Oman has commended Kuwait for hosting the peace negotiations among the Yemeni parties, with an objective of achieving a win-win solution to the conflict. “We laud the efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to bridge the gap in the views of the Yemeni parties” who held UN-brokered talks in Kuwait between April and August this year, Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said in a speech before the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) 71st session

The aim of hosting the talks, he added, “has been to achieve a win-win solution to the conflict by peace negotiations.” Representatives from the Yemeni legitimate government, Ansarullah Movement and the General People’s Congress (CPG) held several rounds of talks in Kuwait, moderated and sponsored by UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad. Bin Abdullah emphasized that Oman strongly believed in the peaceful solution of conflicts. “Our country has been one of the states that adopted the policy of dialogue, negotiation and conciliation to settle disputes by peaceful means,” he added.

Ansarullah committed a coup d’etat against the legitimate government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and as a result the country has plunged into a crisis. The international community has been firm in calling on all parties in Yemen to solve their dispute on the basis of UN Security Council resolution 2216, GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism, and outcome of national dialogue.

Kuwait diplomacy
Also, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jubouri has praised the role of Kuwait’s diplomacy in the region, especially its efforts to support the crisis of displaced Iraqis. Kuwait’s Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) yesterday after meeting the Iraqi senior official that the latter stressed that Iraq was in dire need for support by Arab nations in light of the current challenges, wishing the Ambassador success in his diplomatic mission in his second country Iraq.

The ambassador added that he discussed with Iraqi Parliament Speaker ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries to serve the interests of both peoples. He pointed out that the meeting touched on files related to bilateral affairs of the two countries, including the file of displaced persons in which Kuwait had played a significant role. He explained that the meeting also tackled what Kuwait can contribute as part of Arab support for Iraqis at the level of economic cooperation. The ambassador had submitted his credential to the Iraqi president Fouad Maasoum last Sunday. – Agencies

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