• Speech of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah al- Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah In the Second Arab- African Summit Held in the Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  10 october 2010
Speech of His Highness the AmirSheikh Sabah al- Ahmed Al-Jaber
In the Second Arab- African Summit Held in the Great
Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

10 october 2010



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah and prayers and peace be upon the most noble prophet and messenger, our master Mohammed and his companions.

President Muammar Al Gaddafi
Your Royal Majesties and Highnesses
Your Excellencies
His Excellency Secretary General of the Arab League
His Excellency President of the African Union
I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Leader of the Revolution President Muammar Al Gaddafi for the warm welcome, great hospitality and the high preparation and arrangements of this Summit, wishing it all the success.

Mr. President,
Your Royal Majesties and Highnesses,

The Arab and African worlds, in view of their common civilizaional depth, deep-rooted heritage, and common hopes toward a better future for their peoples are required to extend bridges between them, enhance communication among their peoples, and enter into strategic partnership that achieve wider horizons for cooperation, and enable moving with steady steps towards the materialization of the hopes and anticipations of the Arab and African peoples.

The State of Kuwait materialized the political aspect of such partnership through distinguished bilateral relations, and extensive political existence in several African states, and materialized the economical aspect of such partnership through the creation of common interests that reflect upon the interest of the peoples of both the African continent and the Arabian world.

When we talk about the Arab African cooperation, we assure that this cooperation must set out from a sincere belief, and deep realization that the pains of the African continent represent concerns that we are working hardly to minimize and limit its effects for the interest and prosperity of the peoples of the African continent.

Mr. President,
Your Royal Majesties and Highnesses,

Our meeting today in the dear Jamahiriya in our second Arab-African summit, and through the course of our mutual cooperation, takes place within political and economic circumstances that necessitates us to cooperate and work together for the advancement and development of our people.

If reaction to the previous summit was not up to the anticipated aspiration, let us work together as of this summit on the activation and expansion of cooperation horizons, and rectification of the past for better confrontation of challenges ahead.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties and Highnesses,

Since its establishment, the State of Kuwait worked, out of profound belief and full conviction, on extending bridges of cooperation with different Arab and African states in the fields of development. Since its first day of joining the United Nations in 1963, it hastened to fulfill its participations toward all international programs, to create international partnership.

For this purpose, Kuwait established the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, and opened the door widely fore extending help to developing countries, and less developed ones. The number of countries benefiting from the fund exceeded one hundred states, with an amount of more than US$ 14,5 billion.

Based on this great importance we attach to our relations with Africa, and in conformity with our conviction that the stability and prosperity of Africa means the same for our Arab area as a whole, we are keen to, and working on the establishment of a true partnership in all political, economic and cultural aspects, in view of the common historical, cultural and geographical denominators, in consideration of the fact that such partnership represents a strategic dimension for confronting future challenges of the new Millennium set by the United Nations, with its marking scarcity of food resources.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties and Highnesses,

In this occasion I can not elude to express our strong condemnation of the terrorist plans encountered by the Kingdom of Bahrain, targeting its security and stability. In this concern, we assure our full backing and support for all the procedures it took for protecting its security, sovereignty, and maintaining its properties.

We also follow with great concern the recent situation in the Republic of Yemen, and the terrorist incidents that are subject of our denunciation and condemnation, confirming our stance of supporting the security and sovereignty of Yemen to materialize its stability, development and prosperity.

We are following the developments of forming the anticipated Iraqi government, hoping that Iraq will succeed in creating a government of national reconciliation capable of achieving the hopes and anticipations of its people, and achieving security, growth and prosperity.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties and Highnesses,

The main hindrances before our peoples toward realizing a strategic partnership and the anticipated cooperation with our brothers in Africa are the security challenges faced by our Arab nation, due to the escalation policy adopted by Israel, and its non-responsiveness to the good efforts aiming at the just and comprehensive peace.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties and Highnesses,

We are all required to look at the future with hope that embowers us to lay the concrete foundations for our mutual cooperation that enables us to compensate for what we missed in the previous stage, and to upgrade our mutual work to the anticipated level we all hope.


Wa Assalamu Alaikom wa rahamat Allah wa Barakatuh



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