His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announcing on Wednesday the conclusion of the 3rd Africa-Arab Summit, called for collaboration of efforts between the two regions for the sake of development.
"We discussed together the issues of the Arab and African worlds, and exchanged views in this concern, in view of a deep realization of the nature of circumstances and conditions we face, and a determination to achieve the desired results," His Highness the Amir noted as he delivered the conclusion statement of the two-day summit. He added that "our meetings and the issues discussed reflect our realization of the size of challenges we are facing, and our wise visions of handling and setting plans and strategies that achieve our aspirations." He said "our meetings also witnessed consensus views concerning our agenda, which was full of issues that confront our Arab and African worlds, and your generous participation and rich thoughts were a key element in the decisions we reached and documents we concluded.
"Your speeches, which we listened to attentively along these two days, included wise visions and valuable suggestions that aim at enhancing our common Afro-Arab work," he added.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah said that the joint chairmanship and the General Secretariat of the Arab League and the African Union shall cooperatively follow up and facilitate the execution of such suggestion toward achieving our common objectives.
"Our success to focus on economic aspects in our joint cooperation shall establish a set out for our future work; fruits of which we shall hopefully collect. We are therefore required to abide by this approach for reaching the aspired strategic partnership," he noted.
He pointed out that "we are required to continue building upon the achievements we reached to add bricks to the lofty edifice of our cooperation toward planning our future work. We have a long way and a hard work ahead, requiring doubled efforts, and vigorous follow up, to match the high expectations and various challenges." His Highness the Amir thanked the Arab and African leaders for answering Kuwait's invitation and participation in the summit, and looked forward for meeting them in the 4th Arab-African Summit.