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Kuwait will lead regional diplomatic efforts in 2021

Kuwait: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sharif Sheikh Ahmad Nacelle al-Mohammad al-Saber will address the Donor Conference. —KUNA photo

Kuwait: The following is a report highlighting key events related to Kuwait’s foreign policy throughout 2021.

January 4: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nacelle Armohamad Arsaba announced that it has agreed to open a land-air border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

January 10: The POW Commission and the Missing Foreign Ministry announced that they had identified the bodies of 13 Kuwaiti martyrs in Iraq through DNA testing.

February 8: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Nasser, speaking at the Arab League’s extraordinary ministerial meeting, reiterated Kuwait’s firm and principled stance on the Palestinian issue, including the two-state solution. An independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the border of June 4, 1967.

March 1: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Nacelle, speaking at the Donor Conference, announced a $ 20 million donation from KFAED to Yemen over a two-year period.

March 3: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified the bodies of eight prisoners of war and people who went missing during the 1990 invasion of Iraq.

March 28: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives a third batch of property and archived materials stolen during the 1990 invasion of Iraq.

March 30: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Nacelle speaking at the Brussels Conference on Syria shows that the $ 300 million donation for the three years (2019-2021) has been properly processed.

March 30: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it will hand over the remains of Iraqis who went missing on the island of Boubyan in Kuwait in February.

April 1: Kuwait opens a health center in Tunisia, providing medical services to more than 6,000 people.

April 8: Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad al-Saber co-chairs a meeting of the Joint Commission on Cooperation between Turkey and Kuwait in Ankara.

April 13: Kuwait’s Permanent Representative of the United Nations Office at Geneva Jamal Argunaim becomes a member of the World Health Organization’s Arsmite Awards Committee.

May 10: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Saber signs a memorandum of understanding with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the European Union and Arancha Gonzalez Raya to strengthen political dialogue, strengthen economic relations and strengthen scientific cooperation. do.

May 11: Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sharif Sheikhmad al-Saber participates in an extraordinary virtual session of the Arab League.

May 16: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Saber will chair a Kuwaiti delegation and attend a virtual emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Executive Committee to discuss Palestinian developments.

May 20: Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Saba holds a joint meeting between UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Foreign Ministers of Arab countries attending the 75th UN General Assembly in New York. Participate in.

June 6: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Shaykh Ahmad al-Saber leads the Kuwait delegation to the first meeting of the Saudi Arabia-sponsored Kuwait-Saudi Coordination Council, with many in various areas, especially in economics and trade. Brought agreement and MoU.

June 15: Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Saber leads the Kuwaiti delegation to the Arab Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which took up the file of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia at the request of Egypt and Sudan.

June 15: Kuwait is elected to the Independent Presidency of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and represents the fifth Near East and North African Group.

June 16: Dr. Shaykh Ahmad al-Saba, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Minister of Kuwait, will lead the Kuwait delegation at the 148th GCC Ministerial Conference held at the GCC Secretariat Headquarters in Riad, Saudi Arabia.

June 28: Dr. Sheikh Ahmad al-Saber, Kuwait’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet, will lead a delegation of Kuwait to the United Nations to fight the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Rome, the capital of Italy. Attended a ministerial meeting in Rome.

July 11: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the identities of 10 Kuwaiti martyrs who were killed by the Iraqi administration and identified by DNA testing.

August 5: Foreign Minister Sharif Sheikhmad al-Saber, representative of Prime Minister Amir, will attend the inauguration of Iranian President-elect Ibrahim Raisi in Tehran.

August 22: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will act under the direction of His Highness Amir to promote the transfer of 5,000 Afghanistan to the United States via Kuwait.

September 3: Kuwait and Tonga sign a declaration to establish diplomatic relations.

September 20: Kuwait chairs the 65th International Atomic Energy Agency General Assembly for the first time since joining the International Atomic Energy Agency.

September 25: Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Saber, representative of Prime Minister Amir, discusses many international issues, including coronavirus, Palestinian cause, Libya and Yemen, before the UN General Assembly. If you give a speech to deal with, climate change.

October 30: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Chargé d’Affaires of Lebanon to leave Kuwait within 48 hours and recalled the Ambassador of Beirut.

November 2: At the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, His Highness Amir’s Prime Minister calls for cooperation in tackling global warming.

November 18: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the identities of 18 prisoners and missing Kuwaiti found in Iraq’s mass graves. — Kuna

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