Qatar appreciates Kuwait Emir speech on Gulf crisis

 24 Oct 2017 - 21:17

Qatar appreciates Kuwait Emir speech on Gulf crisis
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (R) greets members of Kuwait National Assembly during the opening ceremony of the new legislative year at the National Assembly in Kuwait City, on October 24, 2017. AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlined that the State of Qatar highly appreciates what the Emir of the State of Kuwait H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said in his speech at the opening of the session of the Kuwaiti National Assembly regarding the Gulf crisis.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry hailed the appeal made by the Emir of Kuwait to preserve the rights of future generations by the current generation of Gulf leaders, saying that their rights require not to escalate the situation and hasten to heal the wounds caused by the crisis between countries that are linked by close bonds of brotherhood and unity of faith, destiny and common interests.
Throughout its history, the State of Qatar has pursued all means of reconciliation and adopted civilized and peaceful approaches to resolve conflicts, as established by its active diplomacy for decades, thereby, the State of Qatar announces its response to the appeal of  the Emir of Kuwait.
The statement underlined that Qatar has a strong belief in the fairness of its position in this crisis and its adherence to dialogue based on mutual respect, on the basis of its principles and values.
These principles are not new and are not reflections of the current circumstances. The State of Qatar has been always pursuit of unity in the Gulf, the achievement of the common Gulf goal and the fulfillment of all commitments to preserve the GCC, the statement added.
Despite the systematic media campaign that is involving its symbols, government and people, and the unfair and illegal measures it has been subjected to during the past months, the State of Qatar, proudly stands by the civilized and moral position of the Qatari people, in response to the call of H H the Emir of Kuwait and in line with the approach laid down by Emir of Qatar H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in his address to the people of Qatar on 21 July 2017, calls upon citizens, residents and all media in Qatar to avoid slipping into the abuse of Gulf symbols or drifting behind what is promoted from the siege countries of outdated tribal rifts. Concluding, the statement underlined that the State of Qatar, which is committed to the rules of security, solidarity and friendship among the GCC, does not accept the violation of these rules, while the Government of Qatar and its people maintain their right to legitimate defense on their just cause with all objectivity and professionalism in all forums and platforms. In Kuwait City, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, stressed yesterday that everyone should realize that the only objective of the Kuwaiti mediation is to reform “the Gulf House which is our home and protect it from collapse.”
H H Sheikh Sabah was speaking at the opening of the second ordinary session of the 15th legislative term of the National Assembly, that the mediation of Kuwait is not merely a traditional mediation by a party between two parties, “we are not a party but one party with two brothers”, expressing hope that everyone would be fully aware of the risks of escalation with resulting implications of regional and international damage to the Gulf and its peoples.
He pointed out that the history and future generations of the Gulf and the Arabs will not forgive anyone who contributes, even with one word, to fuel this dispute or be part in it.
He stressed that the GCC is a promising glimmer of hope in the darkness of Arab action, according to KUNA.
H H Sheikh Sabah stressed the need to adhere to the approach of calm and avoid the conflict in an attempt to overcome this crisis, saying “what brings us together is stronger than what divides us”.  “Let us ask God to calm the souls because the GCC is a solid castle and a banner of security, dignity and prosperity,” he added.
Speaking at the same session, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, commended the efforts made by His Highness the Emir to contain the Gulf row and protect the stature of the Gulf Cooperation Council. During his recent visit to Doha and Riyadh, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: “We cannot force talks among people who are not ready to talk,” after Suadi reluctance to engage in dialogue.