Mogherini urges talks to resolve Gulf crisis
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday at Bayan Palace European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, on the occasion of her and delegation’s visit to the country. She was escorted by First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHamad Al-Sabah.
The reception was attended by Amiri Diwan Advisor Mohammad Dhaifallah Sharar and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, as well as Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah.
Later, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad AlSabah received Mogherini, and the two discussed regional and international affairs, according to a ministry statement. Sheikh Sabah AlKhaled praised the distinguished relationship between the EU and Kuwait, along with relations between the European bloc and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Mogherini is in Kuwait to express EU support of mediation efforts assumed by His Highness the Amir to find solution to the Gulf crisis. “Kuwait is the mediator that we support and accompany and with whom we are constantly in touch,” she told a press conference last week. Kuwait’s mediation efforts emerged as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had cut their ties with Qatar. Earlier yesterday, His Highness the Amir received National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem. His Highness also received His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber AlMubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. His Highness then received Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled.
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. — Amiri Diwan and KUNA photos
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets with European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.