Kuwaiti Emir meets with Saudi royal adviser, urges Qatar to ‘contain tensions’

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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has met with key adviser to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud on Monday night and had urged Qatari Emir Tamim to contain tensions during phone hours later.

Kuwait's official news agency said that Prince Khalid delivered a letter from Saudi King Salman to the Kuwaiti Emir that discussed bilateral ties between the two Gulf countries and the latest regional developments.


Prince Khalid bin Faisal, the current Governor of Makkah Province, was received by upon his arrival by Kuwait’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah.

Hours after meeting with the Saudi delegation, the Kuwaiti Emir phoned Qatari Emir Tamim Al-Thani and urged him to “exercise restraint and refrain from steps that would escalate the situation”.

“In a phone call with the Qatari Emir, (Kuwait’s Emir) hoped Sheikh Tamim would give a chance to efforts aimed at containing tension in brotherly relations among brothers,” according to a statement by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

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