Parliament speaker meets Palestinian Ambassador

Kuwait regrets US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem meets with Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem yesterday met with Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub. The meeting was attended by Kuwait MPs Mubarak Al-Harees and Yussef Al-Fadhala.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had stated on Wednesday that the State of Kuwait followed with profound regret the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city. Such a unilateral move contravenes the UN resolutions on maintaining the political, historical, legal and humanitarian status quo in Jerusalem, an official of the ministry official said in a statement reported by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The US decision runs counter to the international laws and conventions, and puts in peril the future of the Middle East peace process, the official cautioned. He expressed concern over the adverse repercussions of the US move on security, peace and stability in the region, which is already fraught with peril. He voiced hope that the US administration would reconsider its move and focus on the peace efforts based on the international legitimacy, the two-state vision for peace and the Arab peace initiative.

Meanwhile, at least 14 MPs submitted a proposal yesterday to host a special session at the National Assembly on Wednesday to discuss the ramifications of the US decision.

This article was published on 07/12/2017