Kuwait welcomes Riyadh agreement between Yemeni sides
KUWAIT-- Kuwait welcomed the power-sharing deal signed in Riyadh on Tuesday between the globally-recognised Yemeni government and Southern Transitional Council as a "fundamental factor" in maintaining Yemen's sovereignty.
A foreign ministry source praised the "hugely appreciated efforts" of Saudi Arabia, led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, in making the talks a success.
The source expressed hope the agreement would herald an anticipated political solution that safeguards the region's stability and security.
The deal, signed earlier in Riyadh, gives both sides an equal share in a 24-member government.
Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah
Riyadh agreement prepares ground for solid gov't in Yemen - official
KUWAIT-- Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah welcomed the agreement signed in Riyadh on Tuesday by the legitimate government of Yemen and the Interim South Council.
"The accord lays firm foundations for the formation of a government that could be strong enough to lead the intra-Yemeni peace talks in the future," Al-Jarallah.
He made the press remarks while attending a ceremony held by German Embassy in Kuwait this evening to mark the national day of Germany.
He commended the mediation efforts made by sisterly Saudi Arabia which led to the accord, noting that the deal could serve as entrance to peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.
Regarding Kuwait's mediation efforts in the Yemeni crisis, Al-Jarallah said these efforts "did not and will cease." "We are optimistic that we are on the right track. There are practical steps taken in this direction," he added.
The Riyadh accord provides for the formation of a 24-member national unity government with north and south Yemen having equal number of ministers.
Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad speaking at a training session
Kuwait will surely continue bids to remedy GCC rifts -- official
KUWAIT-- 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.
Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad, the assistant foreign minister for the affairs of the deputy prime minister and foreign minister's bureau, hoped that the aspire "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.