The Gulf Cooperation Council annual summit is near. This year’s summit is set to be held in Kuwait. Will the summit be held? If so, will Qatar be invited? What’s the stance of Kuwait, the summit host country? I am afraid the last question’s answer is foggy as Kuwait’s stance is not clear enough even though it’s acting as a mediator.
This raises a legitimate question: Has Kuwait sided with Qatar and is it still humoring it? It actually seems that Kuwait is not rushing its mediation efforts to resolve the Qatari crisis.
We have not seen any activity worth mentioning regarding Qatar ever since Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad visited the US around two months ago.
Kuwait’s emir is in charge of mediating this crisis that’s an unprecedented in the council’s history. He must not remain neutral after efforts were exhausted with Hamad bin Khalifa and Hamad bin Jassim and after they betrayed his mediation efforts several times since the 2013 Riyadh agreement. He is well aware of Qatar’s harmful and destructive practices and knows that Qatar sought to divide Saudi Arabia and tried to mobilize several international organizations against it and that it’s still working to destabilize the UAE’s and Bahrain’s security. He knows that Doha continues to play with fire and harm other countries’ security to achieve the goals of the “Brotherhood” visions and its dream of “domination.”
Kuwait’s lack of clarity towards these issues brings about difficulties and complications. Keeping silent about these matters will surprise the Gulf with what can be called the “fait accompli” policy.
Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah recently said that Kuwait did not yet contact any of the GCC members to discuss the summit which is scheduled for December.
The decision pertaining to Qatar’s participation or absence in the next summit is definitely the leaders’ decision and it will be based on the voting of the majority. Three countries which are Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain will reject its participation while Qatar and Oman will vote in favor of participating. Meanwhile Kuwait is trying to be in the middle and in support of Qatar’s participation.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر