Amir re­ceives Qatari For­eign Min­is­ter

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His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah re­ceived yes­ter­day at Bayan Palace Qatar’s For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Ab­dul­rah­man Al-Thani who handed His High­ness a letter from Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad Al-Thani. His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah at­tended the meet­ing.

The mes­sage in­cludes Qatar’s re­sponse to a list of de­mands from Saudi Ara­bia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, handed over to Doha through Kuwait late last month. Kuwait had re­quested ex­tend­ing by 48 hours Sun­day’s dead­line for Doha to sub­mit the re­sponse.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHa­mad Al-Sabah, Deputy Min­is­ter of Amiri Di­wan Af­fairs Sheikh Ali Jar­rah Al-Sabah, Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak AlSabah who dou­bles as Act­ing Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, and Direc­tor of His High­ness the Amir’s Of­fice Ah­mad Fa­had Al-Fa­had.

In other news, His High­ness the Amir yes­ter­day re­ceived a phone call from Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif. Dur­ing the phone con­ver­sa­tion, they dis­cussed re­la­tions be­tween both friendly coun­tries, is­sues of mu­tual in­ter­est and the lat­est re­gional de­vel­op­ments. The Pak­istani pre­mier wished His High­ness the Amir well­be­ing and the State of Kuwait more progress and pros­per­ity un­der the wise lead­er­ship of His High­ness the Amir. His High­ness the Amir thanked the Pak­istani pre­mier for this con­tact that re­flects the deep and close re­la­tions be­tween both friendly coun­tries, wish­ing him good health and Pak­istan more progress and pros­per­ity.

Sep­a­rately, His High­ness the Amir sent a ca­ble of con­do­lences to Le­banese Pres­i­dent Michel Aoun ex­press­ing his sor­row over a fire that swept through a refugee camp for Syr­ian refugees in eastern Le­banon ear­lier in the day, killing one per­son and in­jured many oth­ers. In the ca­ble, His High­ness the Amir also wished a speedy re­cov­ery to all those in­jured in the blaze. His High­ness the Crown Prince and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter sent sim­i­lar ca­bles to the Le­banese lead­er­ship, ex­press­ing sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments over the tragedy.

Ear­lier, Le­banon’s of­fi­cial Na­tional News Agency (NNA) re­ported seven peo­ple suf­fered from smoke in­hala­tion from the blaze at the Al-Raed camp lo­cated near Bekka Val­ley. They were taken for treat­ment at lo­cal hos­pi­tals and were dis­charged later.

Fire­fight­ers and civil de­fense work­ers bat­tled and put out the blaze. The fire de­stroyed al­most all tents of the camp home to 560 refugees, ac­cord­ing to the re­port by NNA. Le­banon is home to more than 1.2 mil­lion Syr­ian refugees who mainly live in sev­eral in­for­mal camps across eastern Le­banon, ac­cord­ing to UN es­ti­mates.—KUNA

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and top Kuwaiti of­fi­cials meet with Qatari For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Ab­dul­rah­man Al-Thani. —Amiri Di­wan and KUNA pho­tos

First Deputy Pre­mier and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah wel­comes Qatari For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Ab­dul­rah­man AlThani upon his ar­rival to Kuwait yes­ter­day.

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