Middle East

Kuwait lists suggestions for Lebanon to repair the Gulf Row

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser al-Mohammed al-Saber has delivered the list to Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and President Michel Aoun.

“A list of ideas and suggestions was released yesterday and was mentioned by the president today,” Sheikh Ahmed told reporters. (Reuters)

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister said he had given Lebanese authorities a list of proposed measures to be taken to mitigate diplomatic rifts with the Gulf Arab countries.

The proposal was submitted when Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and President Michel Aoun visited Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser al-Mohammed al-Saber on Sunday.

This visit, coordinated with the Gulf Arab countries, is part of a broader effort to restore confidence between Lebanon and its Gulf Arab countries as Lebanon tackles an unprecedented financial crisis.

read more: Kuwait FM: Gulf countries trying to restore relations with Lebanon

“A list of ideas and suggestions was presented yesterday and was mentioned by the president today,” Sheikh Ahmed told reporters on Sunday after meeting with Aung.

“We are now waiting for their response to these suggestions,” he added, refusing to elaborate on the proposed steps.

Lebanon Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib will visit Kuwait at the end of the month, Sheikh Ahmed said.

Mikati was also invited to visit an oil-rich emirate without specifying a date, he added.

Diplomatic relations were interrupted

In October, Saudi Arabia and its allies formed an alliance with Lebanon after the then intelligence minister, George Kordahi, aired comments criticizing Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

Kuwait recalled the ambassador from Beirut and asked Beirut’s Chargé d’Affaires to leave the emirate.

Last month, Kurdahi resigned to ease standoffs, and French President Emmanuel Macron said Paris and Riyadh had agreed to be fully involved in restoring diplomatic relations.

However, tensions continue over the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah in Lebanon, largely backed by Saudi rival Iran.

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Beirut called on Lebanese political parties to “end the hegemony of terrorism in all aspects of Hezbollah’s nation.”

read more: Kuwait expels Lebanese envoy after a similar move by Saudi Arabia

Source: TRT World and distributors

https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/kuwait-lists-suggestions-to-lebanon-to-mend-gulf-row-53974?utm_source=other&utm_medium=rss Kuwait lists suggestions for Lebanon to repair the Gulf Row

Back to top button