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Saudi Arabia thanks Kuwait for Gulf crisis mediation efforts

Saudi Arabia thanked Kuwait and the United States [Getty]

Date of publication: 4 December, 2020

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Prince Faisal bin Farhan expressed hope that the Kuwaiti and US efforts will be successful in finding a solution to the dispute.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that the kingdom appreciates the US and Kuwait’s efforts in mediating the three-year-long Gulf crisis.

“We hope that the efforts of Kuwait and Washington will be successful, in the interest of the region,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan tweeted.

Prince Faisal's comments came shortly after Kuwait's foreign minister said there were "fruitful discussions" being made to resolve the three-year-long Gulf blockade.

Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah made the remarks in a television broadcast in which he thanked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner for helping with the negotiations.

"All parties that participated in the reconciliation talks expressed their desire to maintain GCC stability," Sheikh Ahmed said, adding that all involved "expressed their desire to find a final and lasting solution to the GCC Crisis for the benefit of their peoples".

Sheikh Ahmed did did not specify which countries are on board.

The Gulf crisis was triggered by an illegal air, land and sea blockade on Qatar in June 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Doha over false allegations it supports terrorism.

Qatar has vehemently denied the allegations and remained consistent on its stance throughout the ordeal.

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