CAIRO, Egypt, Oct 31 – Deputy Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly and Arab Parliament Member, Mubarak Al-Khurainej, said that, his country, which currently holds presidencies of the Arab and GCC summits, makes great efforts to address security challenges facing the Arab world.
Under the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait works to implement the resolutions of the Arab summits and promote Arab joint action, he said.
Al-Khurainej was speaking to KUNA, after the seventh and last session of a seminar on the Arab national security, hosted by the Arab League.
“In his capacity as chairman of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Speaker of the National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, is in close contact with the Arab lawmakers and politicians, to follow up the developments on the Arab arena,” he pointed out.
On the seminar, the Kuwaiti MP said, it debated several security, military, media, social, cultural and educational issues of common concern for the Arab countries.
“The seminar will have a positive impact on the development of a common vision for protecting Arab security and combating terrorism,” Al-Khurainej said, noting that the Arab Parliament and the national parliaments are working out mechanisms in this regard.
“The flashpoints in the Arab world, notably Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, require reconsideration of the mechanisms of the Arab solidarity, in order to stabilise the region,” he affirmed.
The last session of the seminar, focused on educational and social dimensions of the Arab security, was chaired by head of the Arab Parliament’s social and cultural affairs committee, Dr. Nawal Al-Fa’ouri.
Dr. Mohammad Al-Romeihi, a Kuwaiti professor of sociology, presented a paper on “the need of religious reform.”
The three-day seminar resulted in recommendations for implementing the resolution, adopted by the 142nd session of the Arab League Ministerial Council here in Sept, on the combat against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (IS) and other terrorist organisations.
Head of the Arab Parliament’s committee on political, foreign and national security affairs, Sheikh Musallam Bin-Ali Al-Me’shani, said, the resolution is crucial for addressing the Arab security challenges.
He highlighted the need to implement the resolution in order to protect the security, sovereignty, independence and territorial safety of the Arab countries.
“The dream of attaining Arab unity has been distant over the last five decades; it has become far-fetched due to the menace of extremism and terrorism looming large in our communities,” Al-Me’shani argued.
He noted that some of the Middle East war of Oct 6, 1973, had a great impact on Arab unity and solidarity, and resulted in a glorious victory against the Israeli war machine.
“However, the Zionist enemy, backed by some major powers, was able to drive wedges among the Arab countries and the Palestinian factions, in a bid to nip in the bud the emergency of a Palestinian state,” he regretted.
Al-Me’shani added that, the financing for terrorist organisations used to come from foreign powers, under various sectarian, political and even democratic pretexts, before terrorist organisations became self-sufficient