German FM to visit Kuwait as part of Gulf tour
Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will visit Kuwait this week as part of a Gulf tour. The Kuwaiti embassy in Berlin said in a statement that Gabriel received in Berlin last Monday Kuwait’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad AlAbdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. The meeting discussed means of promoting bilateral ties. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah is on a tour that saw him also visiting Washington, London and Paris, to discuss the latest developments of the Gulf crisis. The countries included so far in the minister’s tour have voiced support to Kuwait’s initiative to solve the crisis within the Gulf framework, without interference of any external parties.
They also reiterated their commitment to coordinate and cooperate with the State of Kuwait in its mediation push to lessen tension in the region. Gabriel has recently called for avoiding escalation, saying there were good opportunities for a progress to solve the crisis. The German Foreign Ministry has recently voiced thanks to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his mediation efforts to conclude a solution to the crisis. —KUNA