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Representation level to Kuwait's Arab summit 'good' - Al-Jarallah
March 24, 2014, 10:03 am

Foreign Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah described Sunday representation of Gulf and Arab countries to the 25th Arab summit, due Tuesday, as "good," citing attendance of Jordanian, Qatar, Tunisian, Yemeni and Egyptian leaders, among others.

Al-Jarallah, in a statement to reporters, said Jordanian King Abdullah II, Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Asaad bin Tareq Al-Saeed as representative of the Sultan of Oman, Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Ruler of the Fujairah Emirate, UAE, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al-Sharqi would take part in the two-day summit.

He also said Tunisian President Muncef Marzouqi, Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Egyptian President Adly Mansour, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Palestinian president President Mahmoud Abbas, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, speakers of the Libyan and Algerian parliaments Nouri Abu Sahmain and Abdulqader bin Saleh respectively, will attend as well.

Mauritanian President Mohammad Ould Abdulaziz, Comoros President Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mahamud, President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, Iraqi Vice-President Khudhair Al-Khuzaee and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdulillah Benkirane will be attending the summit, said Al-Jarallah.
Al-Jarallah said Kuwait invited head of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Ahmad Al-Jarba, the UN-Arab League Special Representative to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, President of the Arab Parliament and a representative of the African Union (AU).

Al-Jarallah, meanwhile, said the Arab summit would not come up with a final statement but a Declaration of Kuwait. "The Declaration of Kuwait is ready and will be announced at end of the summit." asked about reconciliation among Arab countries to take place in the Arab summit, Al-Jarallah hoped Kuwait would close the gaps among the Arabs.

Kuwait is keen on clearing the skies of the Arab countries "and we hope Kuwait can achieve something in this respect," he added.

Asked about the Qatari-Egyptian conciliation, Al-Jarallah affirmed that "Kuwait exerted efforts and is ready to continue them during and after the summit, and in all times." Al-Jarallah termed as "excellent" the Foreign Ministers' preparatory meeting earlier today.

The ministers discussed the Middle East peace process, the Syrian conflict, supporting the Lebanese army, education, women and development, he said.

Al-Jarallah said the summit would approve a resolution to support Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon who were hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. He noted that Kuwait was at the fore in providing relief aid for the Syrian refugees.

He called on the Arab countries to pay their arrears to Al-Aqsa Fund.

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