Timeline of Kuwait mediation

Timeline of Kuwait mediation

Gulf News

June 06, 2017

Kuwait mediates in effort to bring about a resumption of diplomatic and commercial ties between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah says he hopes for healing of rift among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states through dialogue.

June 05, 2017

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain sever diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar on June 5 due to its close ties with Iran and support to militant groups.

May 31, 2014

Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah flies to Iran for a landmark visit expected to focus on mending fences between Iran and the Gulf states.

February 25, 2014

Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah launches a bid to end a bitter standoff between Qatar and Egypt ahead of the Arab Summit.

March 04, 2011

Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah carries out shuttle diplomacy between the UAE and Oman.

January 22, 1990

Kuwait announces that it will mediate between Iraq and Turkey over the Euphrates issue after Turkey diverted much of the river’s water for a month to fill its giant Ataturk Dam.

September 06, 1989

Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah meets leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria to mediate in their row over Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish minority,

July 04, 1984

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Kuwait hold private talks on means of averting an escalation in the 45-month-old Gulf war, with Iraq reportedly seeking “tactical assistance” from Kuwait.

September 15, 1983

Kuwait secures promise from the Presidents of Syria and Iraq to put aside their differences at the next pan-Arab summit conference.

September 13, 1983

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah makes a two-day visit to Damascus to join Saudi Arabia’s mediation efforts between Syria and Lebanon

October 1982

Following mediation by Kuwait, the UAE and Oman re-establish diplomatic relations.

1974

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah mediates between Bangladesh and Pakistan which leads to mutual recognition between the two countries and opens the door for Bangladesh to participate in the 1974 Organisation of the Islamic Conference Summit in Lahore, Pakistan.

— Compiled by Abdul Kareem, Gulf News Archives

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