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Kuwait hosts chief lawmakers amid efforts to maintain GCC bodies -- Jarallah

Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah
Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah
KUWAIT, Dec 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait aims to continue its approach of maintaining action conducted through the Gulf Cooperation Council by hosting a Gulf state chief lawmakers' conference, the deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.
"The working mechanism of the GCC will not be frozen or impeded due to a conviction that whatever the magnitude of the dispute, it should be avoided," Khaled Al-Jarallah told reporters.
Whether the planned January 8 conference was part of the Kuwaiti government's mediation efforts, he said, "we hope for this breakthrough." Kuwait proved the doubters wrong when it successfully hosted Gulf countries for a summit at the scheduled date, he underlined during a seminar at Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute.
Asked about Kuwait's role and its thoughts on the future of the regional bloc after the summit, he said Kuwait was "not worried" and that its "mediation efforts will not stop, and a breakthrough will be reached someday. (end) sss.sd