Date :Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | Time : 22:52 |ID: 84557 | Print

Kuwait has no intention of normalizing relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Kuwait reportedly is not following in the footsteps of its allies in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to normalize diplomatic ties with the Israeli regime.

According to Maan news agency, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said that Kuwait’s stance in opposition to establishing ties with Tel Aviv is clear and known, iqna reported.

The Arab country has no intention of normalizing relations with Israel, he said.

Jarallah also said Kuwait deplores global inattention to the issue of Palestine and seeks to unite views among Persian Gulf countries about the issue.

The Kuwaiti government even considered opening an embassy in Palestine last year as part of attempts to strengthen its diplomatic presence in the occupied territories, alwaght mentioned .

Most Arab countries do not recognize Israel but some of them have recently increased backchannel cooperation with Israel.

Among Arab countries, Israel has diplomatic relations only with Egypt and Jordan.

This is while Israeli politician and the leader of the opposition Israeli Labor Party, Avi Gabbay, secretly visited Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, last month and discussed various regional issues with three senior Emirati officials.

Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz visited Oman on November 4 last year to attend an international transport conference and pitch a railway project that would link the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean via the Israeli-occupied territories, presstv told.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late November 2018 visited Oman, where he met Sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said at the Bait al-Barakah Royal Palace in the coastal city of Seeb near the capital Muscat.

 

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