Kuwait honors pledges to rebuilding of Gaza - Deputy FM

Kuwait honors pledges to rebuilding of Gaza - Deputy FM


KUWAIT-- The State of Kuwait is the only Arab country that has fulfilled its commitments to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Monday.

In remarks to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony by the Embassy of Palestine marking the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, Al-Jarallah said the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has been taking part in financing the reconstruction of the Strip.

He expressed his hope that the war-torn Strip would return to its previous state.

He indicated that the history of the Kuwaiti-Palestinian relations is full of honorable stances, reiterating Kuwait's continued support for the Palestinian people's rights.

Al-Jarallah voiced his hope for the resumption of the peace process in order to find a comprehensive solution based on the Arab peace initiative and relevant international resolutions.

He emphasized the international community should push forward this process, warning that the stalemate in the process will contribute to further tensions in the Middle East region.

On the US decision not to renew license of the Palestine Liberation Authority's (PLO) office in Washington over claims that it does not find seriousness on Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations, Al-Jarallah said the decision has a negative development on the march of the Palestinian cause and peace.

He stated that that the Arab ministerial meeting held in Cairo on Sunday emphasized its keenness on the peace process and called on the United States to reconsider the decision.

In case of shutting down the PLO's office, communication with the US administration would be difficult, he made clear.


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