The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the strong condemnation and denunciation of the State of Kuwait for the Israeli occupation forces storming Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacking worshipers at dawn on Friday, April 15, 2022, which resulted in the injury and arrest of hundreds of innocent people. The Ministry explained that these attacks are a dangerous escalation and a flagrant violation of all international charters and resolutions, and a reason to fuel extremism and violence and undermine the stability of the region. The Ministry called on the international community, especially the Security Council, to assume its responsibilities in providing protection to the brotherly Palestinian people and the holy places, and to curb the attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation forces.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed, under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Kuwait City on 27/04/1441 AH corresponding to 24/12/2019 AD, to expedite the development and exploitation of the Dorra field. On 18/08/1443 AH corresponding to 21/03/2022 AD, His Royal Highness the Minister of Energy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy of the State of Kuwait agreed in the Meeting Minutes that they signed to begin to work on exploiting the Dorra field, located in the Submerged Divided Zone. The State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirm their right to exploit the natural resources in this area and that they will continue working to enforce what was agreed upon under the Meeting Minutes signed on 21/03/2022. In this regard, the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had previously invited the Islamic Republic of Iran to negotiate the delimitation of the eastern boundary of the Submerged Divided Zone but these calls were not met. The State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a single negotiating party, renew their invitation to the Islamic Republic of Iran to hold these negotiations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the State of Kuwait's sympathy and solidarity with the Republic of the Philippines as a result of the floods that swept across a number of regions, killing and wounding dozens. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences and genuine sympathy to the leadership, government and people of the Republic of the Philippines, and to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified in a statement that in light of the Lebanese response to the Kuwaiti Gulf initiative, and in response to the appeals launched by the moderate national political forces in Lebanon, and in response to the commitment made by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon to take the necessary and required measures to enhance cooperation with the State of Kuwait and the GCC countries, in addition to the cessation of all political, military and security activities affecting the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The State of Kuwait announces the return of its Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. The Ministry stresses the importance of the Republic of Lebanon and its return to its Arab environment with all its national institutions and agencies, expressing hope that security and peace will prevail in Lebanon.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the State of Kuwait's welcome to the announcement issued by the President of the Republic of Yemen to establish the Presidential Leadership Council to complete the implementation of the tasks of the transitional phase and to delegate the full powers of the President of the Republic in accordance with the constitution and the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms. The Ministry affirmed the State of Kuwait's support for the Presidential Leadership Council and its supporting entities in achieving its goals and exercising its role, based on its firm stance and its constant endeavor to support stability in brotherly Yemen to reach a comprehensive political solution to achieve security, peace, stability and development for Yemen and its brotherly people.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the State of Kuwait's welcome to the announcement by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen that a truce was reached and the cessation of military operations for a period of two months within Yemen and on the Yemeni-Saudi borders, according to the detailed arrangements announced by the Special Envoy and under the sponsorship of the United Nations. The Ministry affirmed the State of Kuwait's full support for the efforts made by the United Nations to resolve the Yemeni crisis, appreciating the efforts made by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen in reaching this armistice, which comes in line with the initiative announced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to end the Yemeni crisis in March 2021, and the rapid response of the Arab coalition to the declared truce. The Ministry stressed the importance of this step in preparing the atmosphere for the Yemeni parties to enter into political consultations in order to reach the desired political solution in accordance with the agreed international references. At the conclusion of its statement, the Ministry wished success for these efforts, in a way that achieves the security and sovereignty of Yemen, the aspirations of its brotherly people, and stability in the region.