Mogherini in Kuwait Sun­day to un­der­line me­di­a­tion ef­forts sup­port

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Euro­pean Union for­eign pol­icy chief Fed­er­ica Mogherini will visit Kuwait on Sun­day to ex­press EU sup­port of me­di­a­tion ef­forts as­sumed by His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah to find so­lu­tion to the Gulf cri­sis.

“I will be vis­it­ing Kuwait, the me­di­a­tor that we sup­port and ac­com­pany and with whom we are con­stantly in touch. So I will visit Kuwait next Sun­day,” she told a press con­fer­ence af­ter a meet­ing of EU for­eign min­is­ters Mon­day evening. Mean­while, French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Yves Le Drian briefed his EU coun­ter­parts on the out­come of his visit to Qatar, Saudi Ara­bia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emi­rates on July 15 and 16. Mogherini said she had dis­cussed with Le Drian dur­ing her visit to Paris last week the mes­sages he would have brought be­fore his travel to the Gulf re­gion. “We agreed on mes­sages to be passed be­fore­hand and he told me to­day about his con­tacts he has had,” said Mogherini.

“We dis­cussed in par­tic­u­lar the need to avoid ten­sions in the Gulf,” she said not­ing that it has neg­a­tive reper­cus­sions on the cri­sis in Libya which is a top pri­or­ity for the EU. “This is a con­sis­tent mes­sage that all EU min­is­ters who had con­tacts in the Gulf re­gion but also the heads of states in the Gulf are pass­ing,” she added. — KUNA

Euro­pean Union for­eign pol­icy chief Fed­er­ica Mogherini

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