CAIRO: Kuwait's Ambassador to Egypt, Ghanim Al-Ghanim submitted his credentials to be Kuwait's permanent envoy to the League of Arab States (LAS). A statement from Kuwait's delegation to the league said that Ambassador Al-Ghanim conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to LAS's Secretary-General Ahmad Abul-Gheit.

Ambassador Al-Ghanim also conveyed greetings from His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. On his part, Abul-Gheit wished Ambassador Al-Ghanim all success in his new position and in furthering Kuwait's endeavors in supporting joint Arab work and bolstering Arab relations.

Meanwhile, a new session of the Arab League Council opened on the permanent-delegate level under the chairmanship of Libya with issues such as the Arab joint action and the Arab-Zionist conflict featuring prominently on the agenda.

In his inaugural address, Libya's delegate to the League, Abdullatif Thabet said that the international arena needs to extend more efforts to create a unified Arab stance to prevent the spillover of the instability and conflicts. "Despite the challenges we face, Libya is keen to work under the umbrella of the Arab League to support the Palestinian issue," Ambassador Thabet pointed out.

He also stressed the need to focus on the principles that guide the Arab world and the UN resolutions related to the rights of the Palestinian people to help them achieve self-determination and statehood. Ambassador Thabet also voiced hope that Libya's presidency of the current session of the League Council would help reach a negotiated and comprehensive political settlement to the Libyan crisis in line with international rules.

On his part, Lebanon representative to the League and Chairman of the previous session of the Council, Ali Al-Halabi reaffirmed the commitment of Arab countries in supporting the Palestinian people's struggle for establishing an independent Palestinian state within the pre-June 1967 borderlines and with Jerusalem city as its capital. He stressed the need to establish a fair, comprehensive and permanent settlement to the Arab-Zionist conflict that could guarantee putting an end to the Zionist occupation of Arab land in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon, and ensure the return of the Palestinian refugees to their homes.

The current session is discussing a range of political, security, legal, social, financial and administrative issues, as well as the report of the League's Secretary General on the progress of Arab joint action. Kuwait's delegation to the meeting is led by the country's Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Delegate to the League, Ghanim Al-Ghanim. -KUNA