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Mogherini in Kuwait to Discuss Qatar Crisis | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, right, meeting with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini in Kuwait City. Image Credit: AP

Kuwait, Brussels– Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah met on Sunday with EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, who arrived in Kuwait for a visit aimed at discussing the Qatari crisis and relations between the EU and the Gulf.

KUNA news agency reported that the EU official also held talks with the First deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al Sabah in the presence of the Emir’s emissary Sheikh Mohammad Al Mubarak Al Sabah.

While KUNA said the meeting touched on latest developments on the regional and international levels, the EU headquarters in Brussels noted that Mogherini discussed with the Kuwaiti emir the crisis with Qatar.

The Kuwaiti agency reported that Sheikh Sabah has praised the special relations between the EU and Kuwait, as well as cooperation between the GCC and Europe in different fields.

A statement issued by the EU said that Mogherini headed to Kuwait upon an invitation from Sheikh Sabah, adding that talks would focus on the crisis with Qatar and developments in the region.

“The High Representative has paid tribute to the “relentless mediation efforts undertaken by Kuwait with the personal involvement of His Highness the Emir to find a solution to the current political crisis in the Gulf and reiterated the EU’s continued support to Kuwait in this endeavor,” the EU press release said.

“The EU would be ready to support the process of negotiation and assist in the implementation of a plan for the resolution of the crisis, in particular in the area of counter terrorism,” it added.