Arab League calls for int’l efforts to prevent fall of Sudan

The Arab League called on Wednesday for intensive regional and international efforts to find peace in Sudan and prevent the fall of the state and its institution in the war-torn country.

This call came in the opening speech of the League’s Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit to the consultative meeting to bolster peace efforts for Sudan held in Cairo.

The 14-month war between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support forces had led to the death of over 15,000 people and caused the displacement of millions and such alarming facts should bolster efforts to end the sorrowful situation, said Abul-Gheit.

He added that massacres that occurred in Sudan required a firm stance on part of the region and the world to end this madness.

He warned that the situation in Sudan should not continue, noting that it was high time to put an end to the fighting for the sake of Sudan and its people.

On his part, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdulatif Al-Zayyani proposal a “humanitarian truce” during the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, infor
ming the warring parties that such step was in favor of the Sudanese people and the country.

He encouraged the return into negotiation to find a solution via the outcomes of the Jeddah forum, the support of neighboring countries, and international pressure to end the war.

The consultative meeting gathered the Arab League, the UN, the AU, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the EU, Bahrain (current President of the League), Mauritania (current President of the AU), Djibouti (current President of IGAD), in addition to Sudan initiative states Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the US.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

GCC Chief condoles Kuwait over fire victims

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Al-Budaiwi expressed on Wednesday his deep condolences to Kuwait over the victims of the fire that engulfed a building in Mangaf area earlier this morning.

This came in a press release, where he expressed his sentiments over the victims of the incident, praying Allah Almighty to bestow the deceased with mercy and the injured with speedy recovery.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti Deputy FM receives Korean Amb. to Kuwait

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Wednesday received Ambassador of Korea to Kuwait Chung Byung-ha on the occasion of the end of his term as his country’s ambassador to Kuwait.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti Deputy FM receives Somali Amb. to Kuwait

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Wednesday received outgoing Somali Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Abdullahi Mohmmad Odowa on the end of his term as his country’s ambassador to Kuwait.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Deputy FM receives EIP delegation

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Wednesday received a delegation of the European Institute of Peace (EIP), headed by the Institute’s chief advisor and former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Annika Soder.

During the meeting, they discussed the latest regional and international developments and issues of common interest.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Spanish PM urges more efforts to achieve ceasefire

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on the international community on Wednesday to pressure the Israeli occupation to implement a ceasefire and end the war in Gaza.

In his remarks during an interview with Television Espanola, Sanchez said that the precautionary measures of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) are “mandatory and binding”, emphasizing the need to put more pressure on the occupation to end the war.

When he was asked whether he considers what is happening in Gaza a “genocide”, Sanchez said that he does not have the right to state that, but showed serious doubts about Israeli occupation’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s respect for international humanitarian law.

Spain, Ireland, and Norway had recognized the independent state of Palestine.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Turkiye offers condolences to Kuwait over tragic Al-Mangaf building blaze

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Wednesday condolences to Kuwait over the victims of the fire that broke out in a residential building in Al-Mangaf, south of Kuwait City.

In a statement, the Turkish Ministry extended its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and to the people of Kuwait, and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

Kuwait Ministry of Interior MOI has previously announced that the death toll from the fire that engulfed Al-Mangaf building today has reached 49.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Russian President on National Day

Jeddah: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin on his country’s National Day.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques wished Putin continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of the Russian Federation steady progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Consultative meeting on Sudan stresses necessity of preserving state institutions

Participants in the Cairo-hosted consultative meeting on Sunday emphasized Wednesday the necessity of preserving state institutions as the backbone for preserving the unity, stability and territorial integrity of Sudan.

In a statement, the participants noted that the meeting shows the importance of intensifying coordination among regional and international organizations, along with the sponsors of the main initiatives to help achieve a comprehensive ceasefire, restore peace and stability in Sudan. They conferee affirmed the strong commitment to protecting Sudan’s sovereignty.

They expressed deep concern about the spread of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, ethnic violence that may reach the level of ethnic cleansing crimes in some areas of Darfur, and the increasing possibility of the conflict spreading across borders, which poses serious threats to peace and stability in the region.

They welcomed the Egyptian efforts to hold a conference of Sudanese civilian political forces a
t the end of this month to launch a Sudanese national dialogue.

The participants also expressed their appreciation for the initiative of the Arab League, led by Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, and outcome of this meeting.

They stressed the importance of holding regular consultative meetings to exchange views on the results of their joint efforts and ensuring the harmony of their initiatives for Sudan. They agreed on holding the second consultative meeting next July. The meeting, organized by the Arab League, brought together representatives of the African Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations, Bahrain (presidency of the last Arab Summit), Djibouti (presidency of IGAD), Mauritania (presidency of the African Union), Egypt (sponsor of the Sudan Neighboring Countries Initiative) and Saudi Arabia and the United States of America (sponsors of the Jeddah talks).

Source: Kuwait News Agency