General Assembly President discusses Middle East crisis with ruler of Kuwait

12 April 2010

General Assembly President Ali Treki has discussed the Middle East situation and the United Nations role in the Arab-Israeli conflict in talks with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the third leg of a tour of the region.

“Both sides reaffirmed the need to strengthen the United Nations and the role it plays in resolving the Palestinian question and ending the human tragedy in the Gaza Strip,” spokesman Jean-Victor Nkolo said of yesterday’s meeting.

Dr. Treki also met with Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, discussing the need to strengthen the UN and the efforts to reform the Security Council and revitalize the General Assembly.

Today he visited the National Assembly of Kuwait, and met with Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, before leaving for Bahrain, where he was welcomed by Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, adviser to the Royal Court and a former president of the General Assembly.

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