Kuwait is a key regional mediator and humanitarian donor, says the UK Ambassador
Kuwait , Kuwait
11 June 2021, 12:00 AM
30 June 2021, 12:00 AM
The British Embassy made a press meet yesterday in the embassy, where British Ambassador to Kuwait Belinda Lewis addressed the Kuwaiti media on various topics.
She said that increased stability and security in the Gulf is a shared objective for the UK and Kuwait. Kuwait has a well-deserved reputation as a regional mediator and humanitarian donor.
“A recent example of Kuwaiti mediation is the resolution of the GCC dispute. This year Kuwait has also supported international humanitarian appeals for Yemen and Syria and has a proud tradition in this area”, she added.
The UK Minister of State for the Middle East, Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, visited Kuwait last month. He held extensive discussions with the Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister and others on a range of regional and bilateral issues.
She also said that the JSG continues to be a strong vehicle for bilateral co-operation. The Group provides structure to progress shared objectives including Cyber; Defense; Security; Trade and Investment; Development; Health; Education; and Science and Culture. The last JSG was held virtually in 2020. The next session of the Kuwaiti-British Joint Steering Group will be held later this summer, hosted in the UK and hopefully in person if permitted.