KUWAIT CITY, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Dr Nabil Elaraby, Secretary General of the Arab League, has praised Kuwait for its continued role as a regional mediator, convener and humanitarian provider and extended his heartfelt thanks to Kuwait for hosting the 25th Arab League Summit. Dr Nabil also congratulated Kuwait for continuing to promote development and unity across the world, highlighting Kuwait's donation of $500 million to the Arab League SME Fund, and for continuing to promote strategic development work across the Arab world.
During the Summit, Kuwait's Amir, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, recognised the challenges that are being faced across the Arab world, but also highlighted the positive winds of change that are blowing across the region, and pointed to a new narrative that has emerged following the events of the Arab Spring.
The Amir gave examples of positive change, congratulating Egypt, who has implemented its roadmap for constitutional change, Tunisia, where great strides have been taken towards stability and peace, Lebanon's newly formed coalition Government and Yemen, whose National Dialogue constitutes a very important step in bringing about democracy and peace in the previously divided country.
Dr Nabil Elaraby commented:
"I would like to thank the State of Kuwait for hosting such a successful Summit. The Summit was held at a critical time, and Kuwait has chosen an extremely conducive theme - 'solidarity for a better future' - we must join forces to ensure a better future. We cannot expect differences to end in one day or meeting, but I hail the efforts that have been deployed by His Highness the Amir and the officials who were present at the Summit. I believe that tangible results will be felt soon."
His Highness the Amir commented:
"What gathers us is greater than what separates us, and we need to work within a larger Arab framework in order to realise our shared objectives. This Summit pushes us to find new horizons that can unite us and bring together our people, and we need to put aside our differences to tackle the challenges and differences faced in the Arab region."
SOURCE The Arab League Summit