Kuwait backs “stable, secure and unified” Iraq, says top lawmaker

Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq al Ghanim

Baghdad ( – Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq al Ghanim praised a conference currently hosted by Iraq for bringing together neighboring parliaments, saying Kuwait welcomes a stable and united Iraq that is open to its neighbors.

“For our part in Kuwait, we say, without ambiguity and with clarity: We are with a stable, secure and unified Iraq,” KUNA quoted Ghanim as telling top lawmakers from the host nation, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Syria and Turkey.

The talks “give hope to the region’s people, Iraqis in specific, that entering an age of peace and stability is possible, and that regional fighting and tension are not an inevitable fate as some tend to portray,” he said.

“Strategically, we support a prosperous and developed Iraq that enjoys growth and prosperity,” the National Assembly speaker said.

Iraq is a “neighbor” and it was not in the interests of its neighbors for the country to be going through a period of turmoil, he said.

This is the reason Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chose to host the Iraqi reconstruction international donors’ conference in early 2018, he explained.

Al Ghanim described the talks as “unprecedented,” commending the “will” of the nations gathered and the “tireless efforts” of the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammad Al-Halbousi in bringing them all together.

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