Kuwait's FM Denies Qatari Mediation to Solve Dispute with Iraq
Kuwait's Foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad said Sunday in Doha that "there has been no Qatari mediation to solve the dispute between Kuwait and Iraq," according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
The minister's remarks came after meeting with Qatari Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, said the agency.
Al-Sabah said that Qatar did not propose to mediate, and that his talks with the Emir focused only on bilateral ties as well as the current escalating situation in the Palestinian lands.
However, Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani said Thursday that he would contact the Iraqi and Kuwaiti delegations at the OIC summit to discuss their conflict, which he said would be kept off the summit agenda to avoid discord, according to AFP.
His announcement came after the two countries were at the center of a stormy session of preparatory talks at the level of experts in the Qatari capital during which they traded insults, delegates told the agency.
"There is a good chance of reaching a compromise and preserving the good climate at the heart of the conference," Sheikh Hamad said.
On Saturday, Arab League chief, Esmat Abdel Meguid, said that efforts were underway at the Islamic conference in Doha to launch a process of reconciliation between sworn foes Kuwait and Iraq.
"Efforts are underway for a reconciliation between Iraq and Kuwait, and I wish them success," the League secretary general told reporters ahead of the summit - (Several Sources)
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