Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT had a meeting with Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait. In the meeting, Şentop stated that Turkey and Kuwait act together in many international platforms which could be considered as an examplary cooperation. July 12, 2021

Şentop emphasized that they appreciate Kuwait’s support to the Palestinian cause, “The issue in Palestine is not just a cause for Muslims but also for the whole world. The reason of wars and peace has been the Palestinian region throughout history.”

Şentop pointed out that there has been statements from various parts of the world stressing Palestinian people’s rightfulness after recent attacks;

“I’ve closely followed your contacts within the roof of Interparliamentary Union (IPU) and European Parliament regarding bloody attacks of Israel on Palestine during Ramadan. I believe that it is important to keep the Palestinian issue in our minds at all times and we must stake a claim to it. There is a Committee on Palestine within the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC). You know that we wish to host this Committee in September in Istanbul on Speakers’ level. I’d like to invite Your Excellency to this meeting in advance. We could discuss the dates in due course. I hope we can raise a strong voice at this meeting for our Palestinian brothers’ peace and safety.”

Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait told that friendly relations between Turkey and Kuwait are historical, “Turkish people stood by us during Kuwait’s occupation. Kuwaiti people will never forget this.”

Al-Ghanim pointed out that Turkey is a strategic friend to Kuwait and that they have a common goal of carrying the relations between the two countries further in all areas.

Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim indicated that they wish to increase Kuwaiti investments in Turkey, “We will continue to be in regional coordination with Turkey. This association would be an opportunity to bring Muslim countries together.”

Al-Ghanim stated that brokenness of the Islamic world is a factor that strengthens Israel in terms of the Palestinian issue and told that the Turkish Parliament has the power to bring other Islamic countries’ parliaments together.

After the meetings, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim guided a tour of the National Assembly of Kuwait.

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