Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT received Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasır Al Muhammad Al Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait and Minister in Charge of Cabinet Affairs in Kuwait. July 13, 2021

In his speech at the reception, Şentop told that he is paying his first official visit to Kuwait since the beginning of the pandemic and that Kuwait has an exceptional place for them.

Şentop reminded the action plan which was agreed upon between Turkey and Kuwait last year and told that the aforementioned plan would accelerate economic relations that have been idling during the pandemic.

Şentop stated that the cooperation between Turkey and Kuwait could be improved in various fields and pointed out the fact that one of those fields is defence industry. Şentop pointed out that Turkey’s domestic production rate in defence industry is over 70%.

Şentop also mentioned cooperation in health sector and told that significant investments have been made in Turkey in health sector under the guidance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and stated that they have benefited from this especially during the pandemic process.

Mustafa Şentop told that at this point, it is hard to call a country “strong” unless they have a strong health infrastructure.

Şentop mentioned Yunus Emre Institute and told that they hope that this institute which operates in many countries, could also begin functioning in Kuwait soon and stated that they expect Kuwait’s support.

Şentop pointed out the Palestinian cause and emphasized that this issue is not just important to the countries in the region but also for the world peace. Şentop indicated that positive developments have been made by many countries other than Islamic countries in regards to Palestine’s rightfulness and told that they have observed it in terms of international law.

Şentop reminded that the International Criminal Court has adopted a leading decision in regards to Israel standing trial because of its actions violating human rights in Gaza. Mustafa Şentop emphasized importance of the report prepared by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

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