Palestinian minister praises His Highness Amir role on Palestinian affairs

KUWAIT, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and Information Minister Nabil Abu Rudaina on Sunday hailed His Highness the Amir of Kuwait’s role on the Palestinian issue.

Speaking to reporters on the fringes of ministerial talks in Kuwait, after meeting His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace, he said Palestinians “appreciate Kuwait’s national and regional role” on the matter.

“We will never forget that (Palestinian political party) Fatah had great beginnings in this hospitable country, and this historic relationship, between Palestinians and Kuwaitis, has continued through the ages.

“We have all the faith and appreciation in the Kuwaiti role, particularly amid its Security Council membership,” said Abu Rudaina.

The Arab region is facing a “huge conspiracy” aimed at weakening it, and forcing it to abandon its holy sites, he warned. “We will move across all fronts to defend our rights and we will not allow the ‘Deal of the Century’ conspiracy to go through.” Commenting on the rumoured deal, the minister said it leaves Jerusalem out of the equation, underlining that “without a Jerusalem there would be no Palestinian state, no peace, no stability, no security. We will never accept settlement or the annexation of Arab land.” He went on to urge Arab nations to stand together in the face of suggested proposal.

President Abbas is currently meeting Arab League counterparts in Cairo, and will then travel to Europe in a mission aimed at rallying support for his cause as Palestinian delegations prepare to meet officials in China, Japan and Russia on the matter, the minister said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency