Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah
Kuwait's deputy FM highlights strong ties with Russia
MOSCOW-- Russia enjoys solid and long-standing ties with the wider Arab region, said Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Tuesday.
"Russia and Arab nations have agreed to hold regular talks to push ties further on the political and economic fronts," the Kuwaiti official told a Russian-Arab forum on cooperation in the Russian capital of Mosocw.
He said Arab nations have been able "to reach out" to Moscow through these talks, highlighting Russia's "undeniable presence" on the international stage.
The Kuwaiti deputy foreign minister appreciated Russia's "exceptional" contributions towards some of the world's most pressing issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On the "humanitarian disaster" in Syria, he highlighted the enormous toll the eight-year conflict has taken on the lives of Syrians, urging Moscow to use its political clout to ensure that a peaceful resolution is ultimately reached.
Similarly, Yemen and Libya are other Arabs nation mired in unmitigated misery, the Kuwaiti official said, calling on Russia to contribute towards a decisive political solution to resolve the lingering conflicts in both countries.
He went on to highlight the "scourge of terrorism" as the biggest threat to the international community, saying the war against terrorism continues to be a work in progress.