Kuwait will continue with its efforts to solve the Gulf crisis as a sincere mediator “from inside the Gulf “ , according to the country’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
Reading out a letter from the emir to the Kuwaiti parliament, Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq al-Ghanim said Kuwait’s stance as a “real mediator from inside the Gulf concerned about resolving the crisis among the brothers and not a third party”. The emir in his message said “upon that objective and sincere approach we will remain and proceed” to find a solution to the crisis that followed after the Saudi bloc imposed a blockade of Qatar.
The emir has reaffirmed the importance of “not being drifted emotionally regarding the crisis among brothers in the Gulf and halting any political or media abuse, either on the Gulf row or any other one”, the speaker said. Sheikh Sabah is keen on taking decisions to protect the stability and security of Kuwait and he called upon MPs to seek measures aimed at protecting the country from harm.
Addressing a parliamentary consultation meeting attended by 42 MPs, al-Ghanim read the emir’s letter to the lawmakers on the developments in the region.
The speaker said the emir has stressed the importance of maintaining national unity and cohesion on the domestic front, utterly rejecting any sectarian, tribal or sectoral alignment, or a political discourse that could stir ethical or denominational hatred or aversion.
The speaker said the Emir is keen on taking decisions to protect the stability and security of Kuwait, particularly in light of the tense situation prevailing in the region which he described as grave.
Sheikh Sabah also urged the lawmakers to be role models for the people of the country by promoting the values of unity.
Al-Ghanim emphasised that other meetings would soon follow “amid the dangerous and accelerating developments taking place in the region, making it a must for us to stand as a solid wall behind the emir”. He also reaffirmed confidence in the emir’s sagacity, experience and ability to counter challenges.
The MPs wished the emir success in his mission, al-Ghanim said. He added that the lawmakers reiterated backing for the emir’s strenuous efforts for a reconciliation in the Gulf, as well as joint action to combat the colossal security challenges in the region.
They stressed the importance of avoiding “rumours, and whatsoever that could harm security and stability of Kuwait, and the region,” al-Ghanim said.
He said the emir would receive the lawmakers very soon to hear their views personally, adding that “there could be developments, since matters are accelerating very fast”.
The Speaker referred to a request from MPs to meet with the prime minister to express their expectations and hopes for the formation of the new government.
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