Press release

PM call with Amir of Kuwait: 19 June 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the Amir of Kuwait and discussed the long-term stability of the Gulf.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah this evening.

She congratulated the Amir on Kuwait’s election to the UN Security Council next year and thanked him for his messages of support and condolence for the victims of recent terror attacks in the UK.

The Prime Minister welcomed the leading role Kuwait is playing in mediating between Gulf States to find a solution to the ongoing isolation of Qatar in the region, and offered to support this process.

They agreed on the need for all sides to take steps to de-escalate the situation and restore Gulf Cooperation Council unity at the earliest opportunity. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of ensuring the long-term stability of the Gulf, which is also fundamental to the security and prosperity of the UK.

Published 19 June 2017