Kuwait sees peace as only solution to end conflicts, Al-Ghanim asserts

Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has affirmed that Kuwait strongly believes in peace as key to resolve all issues. Al-Ghanim’s remarks were made during the World Forum for the Culture of Peace in the Netherlands on Thursday – organized by Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s policy stands on avoiding war and conflict at all costs, as they violate human rights and destroy development in countries, he said.

Kuwait had seen the destruction a war could cause during the Iraqi Invasion, and does not wish for other countries to go through the same path, the speaker added. As part of Kuwait’s peace efforts, the country had hosted three international donors conferences for Syria and chaired the fourth held in London, he noted.

Moreover, Kuwait hosted an international donors conference for Iraq and it also hosted the UN mediated Yemeni peace talks for two months, Al-Ghanim said. Meanwhile, he affirmed Kuwait’s stance on reaching political solutions through peace talks to resolve the conflicts in Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and others, as well as to bring an end to the crisis between the GCC states.

In the same context, speaker Al-Ghanim noted that His Highness the Amir had been calling for a political solution since the Syrian crisis broke out in 2011. He added that the world started calling for a peaceful solution in 2019 after long years of killing innocent civilians and spreading terrorism in the country. Al-Ghanim arrived in the Hague yesterday, accompanied by MPs Abdulwahab Al-Babtain and Omar Al-Tabtabai.