Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis
Doha [Qatar], June 6 (ANI) :In an effort to resolve the Gulf crisis, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has held talks with the Saudi envoy and made a phone call to Qatar's ruler after some of the countries severed diplomatic relations with Qatar over individual national security concerns.
It is pertinent to mention that the Kuwaiti ruler played a substantial role in a similar crisis in 2014 that eventually resolved the dispute between Qatar and its neighbours, and now again, Kuwait is trying to sort out the Gulf rift , a member of the six-nation GCC alliance, did not join other states in severing ties with Qatar.
Prince Khaled al-Faisal, an adviser to Saudi King Salman and the governor of Mecca, delivered a verbal message to Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dealing with "bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments", local news reported.But the content of the message was not informed to the media.
This comes a day after Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain, along with Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Qatar. This situation is a repeat of 2014, when several Gulf countries recalled their Ambassadors from Doha over its support for Muslim Brotherhood.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah then made a call to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and "urged him for restraint and not to take any measure that could escalate" the situation.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also called for dialogue and negotiation among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to ease the unprecedented diplomatic crisis that has erupted after some of the countries severed diplomatic relations with Qatar over individual national security concerns, Anadolu news agency reported.
Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin reiterated Turkey's sadness over the incident, and said it stood ready help if needed.
Erdogan made phone calls to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, presidential sources said.(ANI)