Speeches

  • Speech of His Highness The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in the Arab Summit Conference held in Cirt City, Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya during the period from 27-29 March 2010
Speech of His Highness The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah in the Arab Summit Conference held in Cirt City, Great
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya during the period from
27-29 March 2010

 


In the name of Allah, Most graceful, Most Merciful

Dear Brother Leader Moamar Al-Gathafi,
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,
Your Excellency Secretary General of the United Nations,
Your Excellency Secretary General of the Arab League,
Your Excellency President of the Islamic Conference,
Your Excellency President of the African Union,
Your Excellency President of the European Union,

Assalamu Alikom wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatoh,

It pleases me personally, and in the name of the of Kuwaiti government and people to express my thanks, gratitude and appreciation for the brotherly Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, its leadership and its people for hosting our blessed summit, and to commend the great efforts exerted by our brother, the leader Moamer Al-Gathafi for providing every possible means of success for this summit, which reflects his interest of the future of our mutual Arab work, and his comprehension of the size of challenges confronted by our Arab nation. I wish to also express my thanks and gratitude to our brother Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Amir of the brotherly State of Qatar for his generous care, sincere and constructive efforts during his presidency of the previous summit.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

We meet today in view of serious circumstances and accelerated changes taking place in our Arabian region. This meeting provides us the opportunity to closely consider these developments, and identify the means of enabling us to confront their consequences to elevate our mutual Arab work up to the anticipations and hopes of the citizens of the Arab Nation; maintaining its security, achieving its prosperity and securing the continuity of its development and affluence, in order to be able to follow up the execution of the decrees reached in our last summit in the State of Qatar, and take the decisions through which we can set the foundations for proper treatment of today's issues that affect the future of our mutual Arab work. Our peoples are waiting for us to transfer our decisions into a reality that materializes our seriousness and insistence to achieve their ambitions.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

A close look at the factual situation of our Arabian relations shall clearly indicate that the good-hearted efforts exerted during the previous period for smoothing such relations have achieved a lot. However, we are requested to exert more effort and sincere attempts to purify the horizon of our Arab relations of some clouds that still disturb it, in order to be able to jointly elevate our mutual Arab work to the anticipated coherence and ability to achieve the legal hopes and ambitions of the citizens of our Arabian nation.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

Building the human being and developing his abilities and skills is one of the most important means of reaching the required civilizational and humanitarian rise, as the individual is the true creator of civilization, and the core basic nucleus for elevation of societies. Therefore, we are required to upgrade and develop the level of Arab men and women in all aspects of life, to live an honorable life that fosters creativity and acclivity.

Based upon this, and in harmony with our historical liabilities toward our Arab nations, and out of our keenness to achieve security, social prosperity, advancement and growth on the level of human development, we had an initiative during the Arab Economic, Social, and Developmental Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait in the beginning of last year, to provide financial sources for financing and supporting the projects of the private sector as well as the small and medium projects in the Arab nations, with the capital of US$ 2 billion, and your generous participation played a vital role in activating this initiation.

Practical and procedural steps were taken for the execution of this ambition Arab project via entrusting the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to set the procedural and legal frames necessary for the execution of this initiation. We look forward to see the fruit of this mutual Arab work soon, crowned with fast participation by other Arab countries who did not yet take part in this initiation. This will materialize our collective effort and movement toward a better economic position that can provide the requirements of a prosperous life for the citizens of our Arab nation.

Mr. President,
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

The attempts of violating the stability of the Republic of Yemen formed sincere concerns for us all. We severely condemn what Yemen witnessed of terrorist actions and events, and welcome the regain of quiet to the borderlines between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen, as well as stopping the military operations in Northern area of Yemen. We reassure our full solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in defending its territories and the security of its citizens. We further assure our great interest to the security, stability and unity of the brotherly Yemen and its prosperity.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

We closely and comfortably followed the elite democratic practice of the Iraqi people via its participation in the latest election process, which we hop shall participate in setting a limit to the actions of explosions and killing among the Iraqi people by terrorist groups that do not wish this country to enjoy stability and quietness. However, the will of the Iraqi people always assure its refusal to surrender to those killers, and continues its endeavors to draw a better picture for the future of Iraq as a democratic strong country, effective in its Arab and international content, abiding by the provisions of the international legitimacy, concentrating on the development of its economy for the prosperity and welfare of its people.

We look forward that the brotherly Iraq hosts our next summit to continue together the course of supporting the mutual Arab work.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

If the Israeli military practices of killing the disarmed Palestinians and polluting our sacred places is a crime, the continued silence of the International community toward such Israeli practices is a bigger and more hideous crime. Therefore, we are requested to invite the effective international parties, particularly the International Quartet Committee, to shoulder their liabilities, set a limit for such practices, and working on the stoppage of the settlement activities that destroy the peace process, in addition to removing the racial segregation wall and not allowing Israel to prejudice the situation of the sacred Jerusalem and to maintain the holy places.

We have to also assure that the just, comprehensive and permanent peace in the area can not be achieved but through the establishment of the sovereign Palestine State capable of life pursuant to the principles of international legitimacy, the resolutions of the United Nations, the principle of land for peace and the Arab peace initiative.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

It is sorrowful and painful that difference continues to exist between the brotherly Palestinian people, leading to weakening the situation of the Palestinian stance, negatively affecting its case, which is the case of us all, and enabling the Israeli side to tighten its control over the destiny of the Palestinian people.

Therefore, we call upon all the Palestinian groups to unify their stance and put away such side differences to reach a national unity government to enhance Palestinian unity and enable the Palestinian people to restore its denied rights.

We would like here to commend the good efforts exerted by the Arab Republic of Egypt under the leadership of His Excellency President Mohammed Hosny Mubarak, which embody a sincere interest in the issues of our Arab nation, and keenness to the unity and safety of the Palestinian citizens. We also highly appreciate the efforts of all other brothers exerted in this regard.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

We follow with great concern the developments of the Iranian nuclear file. While we assure the right of Iran and the states of the region to use the nuclear power for peaceful purposes, within the criteria of the International Atomic Energy Agency, we reassure our fixed stance of the importance of abiding by the rules of international legitimacy in dealing with this file, and the necessity to handle it in the peaceful means. In this concern, we call for making the Middle East region void of mass destruction weapons. We also call upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to the international efforts for reaching a political reconciliation that achieves security and stability of the region, and applying such criteria on all the countries in the region including Israel.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

We should all welcome signing the framework agreement for resolving the dispute in Darfur, between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equity movement, which was recently concluded in Doha in the presence and under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, and His Excellency President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan, as well as His Excellency Idriss Deby, the President of Chad. We commend the good efforts exerted by the brotherly Qatar, and look forward that this agreement shall be a constructive step and an entrance to finalizing other files toward the security and stability of Sudan.

Mr. President
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses,

The citizens of our Arab nations look forward to the results of our meeting today, hoping that a new phase of our mutual Arab work shall be materialized via serious and sincere work that satisfy their hopes and ambitions for prosperity, dignity and strength, and enable them confront the challenges and risks surrounding them.

I pray to Allah the Almighty to crown our works with success, and to bless our steps for the best of our Arab nation.

 

Wssalamu Alikom wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatoh

 

 

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