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Kuwait always keen on solving inter-Arab disputes: Al-Ghanim GCC chief says confident of summit success

 KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim said Sunday Kuwait has always been keen on solving inter-Arab disputes, adding the 25th Arab summit on Tuesday would be held in “a critical time.” The March 25-26 summit is being held in a “critical time” coupled with disputes among Arab countries, Al-Ghanim said in a statement. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-sabah “will spare no effort to break the ice” covering the inter-Arab disputes, said Al-Ghanim. His Highness the Amir is known for his “wisdom and political moderation, and always seek understanding in international diplomacy,” he added. Al-Ghanim said the National Assembly would support His Highness the Amir in any effort to solve disputes among the Arab countries. The State of Kuwait is recognized regionally for its excellent diplomatic ties amongst Arab countries which makes it an appropriate venue for the upcoming 25th Arab Summit, Qatari academicians said Sunday. Speaking to KUNA, they voiced their optimism of the success of Kuwait’s summit to reunite the Arab world as a result of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s serious endeavors. Professor of Political Media Dr. Khaled Al-Jaber and Professor of Socio- Politics Dr. Ali Abdulhadi Al-Shawi, at Qatar University, said that the Arab Summit is held amidst tension in the region. Nonetheless, they expressed optimism that the outcome of the March 25- 26 summit would be fruitful due to His Highness the Amir of Kuwait’s wise leadership and vast experience in the world of politics.

Accomplishment
Achieving Arab reconciliation would be a huge accomplishment of this summit, especially since the Arab World is going through a phase of conflict. Hence, comes the importance of the Arab Summit to discuss pressing issues transparently, they added. The Arab people “pin high hopes on Arab leaders to resolve crises in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya,” they pointed out. “Points of view should be heard in order to find solutions.” They emphasized the importance of setting up an Arab Court of Human Rights to preserve and protect the rights of the Arab people.

They further said that the Arab World is also facing economic challenges, hoping that the Arab Summit would result in achieving Arab economic integration. GCC Secretary General Abdullateef Al-Zayani said Sunday he was fully confident in the success of the 25th Arab summit in Kuwait on Tuesday, to be chaired by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. “The wisdom of His Highness the Amir, and his vision and leadership will push forward the common Arab action to achieve positive results during the chairmanship of His Highness the Amir of the summit this year,” Al-Zayani said in a statement to KUNA. All summits and international conferences in Kuwait over the past two years were successful due to the “wise” leadership of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, he said. “The upcoming Arab summit is held amidst difficult political circumstances, which required collaboration of efforts and solidarity of the Arab countries in order to address challenges facing the Arab world ... and threatening its security and stability,” he said. Al-Zayani hoped the Arab leaders reach a unified vision that boost solidarity, and continue the march of development and prosperity. Meanwhile, Jordanian journalists underlined the importance of the upcoming Kuwait’s Arab summit to formulate an “active” Arab stances vis-a-vis regional and international developments, relying on Kuwait’s diplomatic weight. The journalists, in separate statements to KUNA on Sunday, said Kuwait’s leadership has always been keen on solving conflicts among Arab countries. They hoped the March 25-26 summit reach resolutions that honor aspirations of the Arab people. Director General of the Jordanian News Agency (Petra) Faisal Shbool said the Arab summit coincided with critical Arab developments, hoping the meeting would assure the Arab citizen that the leaders were capable of tackling the economic challenges. The summit, he added, was a good opportunity to address political, economic and security challenges.

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