BRUSSELS, July 17 (KUNA) -- European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Kuwait on Sunday to express EU support of mediation efforts assumed by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to find solution to the Gulf crisis.
"I will be visiting Kuwait, the mediator that we support and accompany and with whom we are constantly in touch. So I will visit Kuwait next Sunday," she told a press conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers this evening.
Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian briefed his EU counterparts on the outcome of his visit to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates on July 15 and 16.
Mogherini said he had discussed with Le Drian during her visit to Paris last week the messages he would have brought before his travel to the Gulf region.
"We agreed on messages to be passed beforehand and he told me today about his contacts he has had," said Mogherini.
"We discussed in particular the need to avoid tensions in the Gulf," she said noting that it has negative repercussions on the crisis in Libya which is a top priority for the EU.
"This is a consistent message that all EU ministers that had contacts in the Gulf region but also the heads of states in the Gulf are passing," she added. (end)