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A senior Kuwaiti official on Tuesday affirmed that Kuwait would certainly pursue mediation efforts to resolve the inter-GCC dispute and maintain the council member States' solidarity, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) stated.
Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad, the assistant foreign minister for the affairs of the deputy prime minister and foreign minister's bureau hoped that some kind of breakthrough "detente" would materialize in the near future. He was speaking at a training session for the Kuwaiti military attaches at Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute.
Developments that have taken place in the region underline and bring into the spotlight necessity of solidarity among the GCC States in the face of plentiful hazards affecting the region, he said. He asserted Kuwait's keenness on pushing forward peace solutions and adhering to UN resolutions and international conventions.
Qatar has overcome the effect of the blockade imposed on it by Arab countries in 2017, its emir has said in televised remarks. Addressing Qatar's Shura Council on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani outlined the country's economic achievements and said the Gulf state will keep developing its food security and renewable energy sectors while working to further diversify its economy. To read more on this, click HERE!
The State of Qatar renewed its commitment to continue its efforts to promote and protect human rights, affirming its continued commitment to actively contribute to the efforts of the Human Rights Council to improve standards of respect for human rights, and to address and respond promptly to cases of human rights violations, especially with regard to strengthening accountability for human rights violations and putting an end to impunity. It expressed its determination to continue to honor its commitments towards the promotion and protection of human rights at the national, regional and international levels, a press release stated from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
That came in Qatar's statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani before the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the Human Rights Council presented to its seventy-fourth session.
Despite the negative effects of the unjust blockade imposed on the State of Qatar since June 2017, the State of Qatar, Her Excellency said, continued to work to protect and promote human rights and ensure that the rights of citizens and residents on its territory are not compromised. She noted that the State of Qatar has maintained its advanced position in human development indicators at the regional and international levels, stressing the State of Qatar's continued active participation in the field of development and humanitarian cooperation and in efforts to achieve peace and stability globally.
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