Al­ge­ria re­it­er­ates sup­port to Amir’s Gulf ef­forts

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Al­ge­ria has reaf­firmed sup­port to the on­go­ing me­di­a­tion ef­forts led by His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah to end the Gulf cri­sis. Dur­ing a meet­ing with His High­ness the Amir yes­ter­day, the vis­it­ing Al­ge­rian For­eign Min­is­ter Ab­dulqader Musa­hel said he de­liv­ered a “strong mes­sage” on Al­ge­ria’s sup­port to Kuwait’s ef­forts to “re­unite the brothers in the GCC.” It is a mes­sage of back­ing to His High­ness the Amir’s ini­tia­tive, Musa­hel said, not­ing that the Al­ge­ri­ans are op­ti­mistic about Sheikh Sabah’s suc­cess in the mis­sion thanks to his ex­pe­ri­ence and sagac­ity, as “a man of peace.”

“(Arabs) are now in more dire need than ever to re­unite and co­op­er­ate,” amid the crises in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Ye­men, “to speak in one voice and de­fend our in­ter­ests, as we own the will and the ca­pa­bil­i­ties to solve our prob­lems on our own, no need for for­eign in­ter­fer­ence,” he said in a press state­ment. He stressed that Al­ge­ria and Kuwait share a pol­icy of re­frain­ing from in­ter­fer­ing in others’ af­fairs, as “we ac­cept no in­ter­fer­ence in ours.”

Mean­while, Musa­hel said he had handed His High­ness the Amir a let­ter from Pres­i­dent Ab­de­laziz Boute­flika, on bi­lat­eral ties the lat­est re­gional and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ments. The Al­ge­rian chief diplo­mat noted that he ben­e­fited a lot from His High­ness the Amir’s anal­y­sis, ei­ther on the dis­tin­guished bi­lat­eral ties or the de­vel­op­ments on the Arab scene.

He said that he also re­it­er­ated Al­ge­ria’s readi­ness to “deepen and broaden bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion” and to carry on with con­sul­ta­tions on is­sues of com­mon con­cern, both on the events in the Arab re­gion or on the threats to the two coun­tries’ peace and se­cu­rity, with vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism and ter­ror­ism on top.

Ear­lier yes­ter­day, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah re­ceived the Al­ge­rian Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, in pres­ence of First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah. The meet­ing was at­tended by Direc­tor of His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter’s Di­wan Sheikha Etemad AlKhaled Al-Ah­mad Al-Sabah, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter and Of­fice Direc­tor for the First Deputy Premier and For­eign Min­is­ter Am­bas­sador Dr Sheikh Ah­mad Nasser Al-Mo­ham­mad Al-Sabah and As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Arab World Af­fairs Am­bas­sador Aziz Al-Dai­hani.

On Sun­day, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and his Al­ge­rian coun­ter­part dis­cussed means of en­hanc­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions, as well as the lat­est de­vel­op­ments on both re­gional and in­ter­na­tional are­nas. The meet­ing was at­tended by Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Al-Jar­al­lah, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the First Deputy Premier and For­eign Min­is­ter’s Of­fice Am­bas­sador Dr Sheikh Ah­mad Nasser AlMo­ham­mad Al-Sabah, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for Pro­to­cols Am­bas­sador Dhari AlAjran, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter’s of­fice Am­bas­sador Ay­ham Al-Omar, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Arab World Af­fairs Am­bas­sador Aziz AlDai­hani and a num­ber of se­nior of­fi­cials at the min­istry. —KUNA

His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with Al­ge­rian For­eign Min­is­ter Ab­dulqader Musa­hel.

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah reads a let­ter from Al­ge­rian Pres­i­dent Ab­de­laziz Boute­flika, de­liv­ered by Al­ge­rian For­eign Min­is­ter Ab­dulqader Musa­hel. —KUNA

First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with Al­ge­rian For­eign Min­is­ter Ab­dulqader Musa­hel.

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