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Kuwait Hopes To End Gulf Rift
As the 3rd anniversary of a bitter Gulf crisis is just round the corner, a flurry of diplomatic efforts have recently been launched in a fresh attempt to resolve the dispute between the GCC states.
Kuwait is continuing its efforts to end the Gulf rift, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah said on Thursday, indicating hopes are brighter than before in the interest of all states of the Gulf Co-operation Council.
The Prime Minister of Kuwait H H Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah affirmed today that his country continues its efforts to end the Gulf rift, indicating that there are bigger hopes than before for the interest of all states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The boycott has taken a toll on the tiny emirate’s economy. It has also cast a shadow over the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that comprises Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.
Kuwait is always striving to bring different parties together with a view to achieving any future agreement.
“I am sure that all Gulf states see the GCC march important for them, for the region and the world. This is what we should build on and use it as a common ground for moving ahead to bridge the gap,” the prime minister said.
“Regrettably, we are now in the fourth year of the Gulf disagreement,” he said, adding, “but attempts are still continuing and hopes are bigger than before. We used to move one step ahead and return two steps backward. But now if we move forward a step, it is followed by another step,” in the interest of all states of the GCC.
On Thursday, 4th May, Kuwait reported 562 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking to 29,921 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said. The Health Ministry also reported 6 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 236 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.