Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul­Rahman AlThani said on Saturday that his country is counting on Kuwait’s role in resolving the Gulf crisis.

“We still believe that dialogue can restore the relationship under the sovereignty of countries,” the Qatari Foreign Minister said during a debate following the opening of the Doha 2018 Forum.

“We continue to rely heavily on the role of Kuwait and the role of other countries in the region to overcome the crisis,” he added. Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al­Thani stressed Saturday during his opening speech at the 18th Doha Forum his country’s keenness to resolve differences in a dialogue based on mutual respect and non­interference in the internal affairs of countries.

Sheikh Tamim noted that his country believed in the importance of the word and the need for dialogue and the inevitability of diversity and keen to keep the platforms of dialogue and platforms of communication effective and open to exchange views in a free environment for all of their intellectual affiliations and political views.

He pointed out the crises and challenges in the region, including the Palestinian issue, the ArabIsraeli conflict, the Iraq war and “the Arab uprisings, which were universally referred to as the Arab Spring,” as well as the problems of migration, unemployment and issues of community security.

A number of decision­makers and politicians around the world, heads of state and government, representatives of the private sector, civil society and non­governmental organizations, attend the two­day forum. Kuwait is participating in the forum with a delegation headed by Minister of Finance Dr. Nayef Al­Hajraf and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Qatar Hafeeth Al­Ajmi.

Source: KUNA

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