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Turkish FM lauds Kuwait's efforts in Gulf reconciliation

DOHA, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday expressed appreciation to Kuwait's efforts in resolving the Gulf crisis.
Speaking at a joint news conference with his Qatari counterpart Mohammad bin Abdulrahman, Cavusoglu hailed the resumption of normal ties between Gulf countries, describing it as a good development.
Good relations between the neighboring countries bring benefits, development and security to the whole region, he said.
He argued that there are other problems in the Middle East region that require joint action to resolve them, mainly those related to Washington-Tehran relations, the sanctions imposed on Iran and the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.
He expressed hope that the Yemeni crisis would end and peace and security would return to the Yemeni state soon, extolling the UN efforts aimed at restoring peace and security there.
The Turkish minister described the current developments in Libya as "positive", hoping that power would be transferred smoothly to the new government.
He affirmed that Turkey backs the peaceful political process in Libya, and noted the discussions held today in Qatar dealt with this issue.
Talks with the Qatari minister also covered the Syrian file, he said, wishing a near end to the Syrian conflict.
In addition, the Palestinian cause was also discussed in the talks, and Qatar and Turkey support the peaceful solution in Palestine, the Turkish top diplomat made clear.
He affirmed that Turkey-Qatar ties have been developing and strengthening, and the two sides desire to increase their bilateral trade exchange.
Cavusoglu spoke highly about Qatar's efforts and preparations for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (end) nnd.mmj.hm