The State of Kuwait plays an integral role in promoting peace and security both on the regional and international levels, British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt said Monday.
Speaking to KUNA in an exclusive interview, Burt commended efforts by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in mediating the crisis in the GCC region. He indicated that the UK would support all steps to resolve the dispute amongst GCC brethren and hopefully a solution would be reached by 2019.
In regards to cooperation with Kuwait, the British official said that he had signed an action plan with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled Al-Jarallah during the 13th Meeting of the Kuwait-British Joint Steering Group yesterday. During the Group’s meeting, the two sides agreed to beef up mutual official visits and reactivate all signed agreements, as well as address obstacles.
Meanwhile, he lauded the role played by Kuwait in addressing the crisis in Yemen especially the recent Kuwaiti efforts facilitating the presence of Yemeni parties at UN-sponsored political consultations in Stockholm, Sweden. He affirmed that Britain supports efforts by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, hoping that the meetings in Sweden would result in a solution for the crisis.
In regards to Syria, the British official commended the exceptional role played by Kuwait regarding the crisis there. It is very important to vote in favor of a motion to support Syria in the upcoming meeting for the UNSC later this week, said Burt who affirmed that it was essential for the global community to support efforts by the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
SOURCE : ARABTIMES