The prime minister of Kuwait has insisted that his country is continuing to support the Palestinian cause. “This is our central cause,” Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah told fellow parliamentarians. “We affirm that we stand on the Palestinian people’s side for the sake of reaching a just solution to the cause.”
Kuwait, the prime minister pointed out, is committed to an “unwavering” foreign policy and foundations which were laid by the late Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad. “It is necessary to cooperate on a national level to safeguard our country’s interests,” he added. “We will also continue to seek global peace and help to resolve pan-Arab rifts.”
The latter was a reference to the crisis affecting Qatar. In mid-2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a blockade on Qatar, which they accused of supporting “terrorism”. The government in Doha continues to deny all such allegations.