Qatar hails Kuwaiti emir's parliament speech on Gulf crisis

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-25 16:00:15|Editor: liuxin
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DOHA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Qatar highly appreciates Kuwaiti emir's speech about the ongoing Gulf dispute at the opening session of the Kuwaiti parliament, Qatar News Agency (QNA) quoted Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Wednesday.

Doha hails Kuwaiti emir's call to preserve the rights of the future generations in the Gulf countries, an official statement issued by the ministry said.

In an address to parliament on Tuesday, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said that Kuwait's mediation efforts should be seen through the lens of the family of Gulf nations.

"We are not a third party in this crisis. Rather, we are a party of one in this crisis," Al-Sabah said.

The Saudi Arabia-led Arab quartet, which also includes the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5 and has imposed an air, sea and land embargo against the tiny gas-rich Gulf state, citing Doha's support to terrorism and extremists.

Qatar has strongly denied these charges and has been seeking diplomatic and economic support from Turkey and Iran, which is Saudi's arch rival, to break the blockade.

Kuwait has been acting as a mediator since the Gulf crisis.