Kuwait welcomes Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal

KUWAIT, 13th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The State of Kuwait has commended national reconciliation between the Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas, according to the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA.

KUNA quoted a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait as saying, "Today's agreement constitutes an essential step in the right direction towards ending the decade-long rift in Palestine that harmed the Palestinian cause severely, according to the statement.

"The State of Kuwait hopes that this deal will help the brotherly people of Palestine realise their aspirations for establishing an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city," the statement added.

"Kuwait applauds the mediation effort made by the Arab Republic of Egypt, reaffirming Kuwait's support to all international efforts aim to establish fair, comprehensive and permanent peace in the Middle East based on the two-state vision, the Arab Peace Initiative and the UN resolutions," it concluded.

WAM/Esraa Ismail