Kuwait's Cabinet Affairs Minister holds talks with US State Secretary

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah held talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson late Tuesday that tackled issues of mutual interest. The talks touched upon the latest developments in the Arabian Gulf region.

Following the talks, US top diplomat said: "We hope all the parties will continue to talk to one another in good faith."

Earlier, the State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert stated the US is "pleased and happy" that Kuwait has taken on mediation efforts in the current GCC crisis, to ultimately "come to some sort of an agreement." The comments from Nauert came ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meetings with his counterparts from Qatar on earlier Tuesday.

Nauert told reporters that "Kuwait has really done a lot of hard work in terms of trying to bring the nations together so that they can come to some sort of agreement.
"We stand by in order to help facilitate some of these conversations," she added.
Ultimately, she noted, the GCC countries are "going to have to work out their disagreement.