Turk­ish Pres­i­dent in Kuwait to­day

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KUWAIT: Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan vis­its Kuwait to­day where he will be hold­ing of­fi­cial talks with His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Er­do­gan’s visit is the first stop of a tour of the Gulf re­gion as part of his coun­try’s ef­forts to sup­port a so­lu­tion to the re­gional dis­pute be­tween Qatar and a num­ber of GCC coun­tries plus Egypt. In ad­di­tion to Kuwait, the Pres­i­dent will be vis­it­ing Saudi Ara­bia and Qatar dur­ing his tour.

Turkey, as well as other lead­ing na­tions, lauded His High­ness the Amir’s me­di­a­tion role in mend­ing fences be­tween the par­ties in­volved in the cri­sis. Er­do­gan held var­i­ous talks via phone with lead­ers in Saudi Ara­bia, Qatar, Kuwait, and the US to co­or­di­nate ef­forts to end the dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion.

Kuwait it­self was the fo­cal point of high-level vis­its by world lead­ing fig­ures such as US Secretary of State Rex Tiller­son, UK coun­ter­part Boris John­son, and oth­ers, a fact show­ing the GCC coun­try’s in­te­gral role in me­di­a­tion ef­forts. The three GCC states of Saudi Ara­bia, the UAE, Bahrain, in ad­di­tion Egypt cut ties with Qatar last month. The Arab coun­tries also pro­vided a 13-item-de­mand list to Doha on May 22 to end the diplo­matic cri­sis. — KUNA

Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan

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