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Monday , November 19 2018

Kuwait central pivot for Yemen peace: UN envoy

HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during his meeting with UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths at the Seif Palace, Sunday.

KUWAIT CITY, July 29, (KUNA): “Kuwait is the central pivot for us and for peace in Yemen,” said United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Sunday. His remarks came after being received by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

“I have lived a long life and the inspiration that we have received just now from His Highness is a moment that I will never forget and in many parts of the world where conflict happens as it does in your region, to find a man who is so dedicated to peace and whose own experience has shown as he was telling us how reconciliation and peace can overcome enmity and difference, it’s remarkable and absolutely extraordinary.”

On His Highness the Amir, Griffiths carried on saying, “I’m so honoured and privileged the United Nations, an enterprise he has also served and supported so well has the privilege of his help and assistance. “I don’t think we will succeed in Yemen in stopping this war and bringing political resolution to it without the help and experience of Kuwait.

The fact is that two years ago, His Highness and his government hosted 100 days of talks on Yemen and those talks, while they didn’t produce peace then, are the defining narrative for the peace that we hope to bring to Yemen in the course of the next month”.

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