KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah reaffirmed Kuwait's support to the efforts aiming to reach a political solution to the bloody conflict in Yemen.
"Kuwait hosted the UN-mediated intra-Yemeni peace talks for more than three months between April 21 and August 6, but regrettably the negotiators failed to hammer a mutually-acceptable deal," he said Wednesday night.
Al-Jarallah made the press remarks on the sidelines of a reception, hosted by the Embassy of Japan on the occasion of the country's national day.
He voiced hope for the success of the efforts being made by the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and other countries in the region in this regard.
Al-Jarallah refuted the reports that Kuwait is mediating by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Regarding the Kuwait-Japanese ties, he said the two friendly countries maintain exemplary and lively relations that kept growing over the last decades thanks to the top-level visit exchanges.
He recalled the visits to Japan by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. (end)