(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah condemned attacks on Saudi Arabia and affirmed solidarity with the Kingdom to defend its security and stability, while denouncing assaults on ships off UAE which threatened maritime navigation and oil supplies.
His Highness the Amir, addressing a summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said Kuwait condemned the attacks on Saudi Arabia which targeted its security and safety of its citizens.
Kuwait, he said, also condemned attacks on commercial ships off the United Arab Emirates, which posed a threat to regional security and stability as well as safety of maritime navigation and international oil supplies.
His Highness the Amir said the region was experiencing "critical and unprecedented challenges ... which might affect our nations and stability," which required maximum cautious and allow all efforts aimed at addressing escalation to prevent the region from confrontation.
He said wisdom and rationale should prevail in order to prevent conflict and thus "preserve higher interestso our nations, security and safety of our people." His Highness the Amir, meanwhile, said "we are in pain because efforts are not successful" towards solving the Palestinian cause and the suffering of the Palestinians.
He called on the international community to activate its efforts to revive the peace process in the Middle East, and affirmed a resolution of the Palestinian cause should be based on right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital in line with UN resolutions, Arab peace initiative and two-state solution.
His Highness the Amir said the suffering of the Yemeni people posed a challenge to the Islamic nation.
He said all international efforts failed to end the bloody conflict in Yemen because agreements were not fully implemented, and called for abiding by the recent Stockholm agreement to solve the conflict in Yemen in line with GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism, outcome of national dialogue and relevant UN resolutions.
On Syria, His Highness the Amir said efforts to solve the crisis, which entered its 9th year, were far from being accomplished which would thus prolonge suffering of the Syrian people, while security and stability of the region remain fragile.
His Highness the Amir expressed support for the UN Secretary General's special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to reach a solution that would end the humanitarian catastrophe in line with UN resolutions and communique of Geneva I.
On Libya, His Highness the Amir called on the warring parties to stop hostilities thus bloodshed, and consider the safety of the Libyan people in compliance with UN envoy calls.
Terrorism, said His Highness the Amir, was targeting Muslims "therefore we should double the efforts and boost coordination with international community to confront forces of evil and to continue our victories and achievemens." His Highness the Amir said the Islamic nation was "experiencing difficult conditions," noting 37 percent of Muslims, or 507 million people, live under te poverty line, while 61 percent of displaced people around the world were Muslims.
His Highness the Amir said 40 percent of the Muslims were illiterate and umployment was more than seven percent. "These are terrifying and painful numbers," which should encourage the Islamic countries to activate devlopment mechanisms.
His Highness the Amir urged the Muslims leaders to work together to honor aspirations of their people to live in peace, secuity and prosperity, in addition to stopping bloodshed of Muslims in confict areas. (end) bs