(MENAFN - Arab Times) State of Kuwait said Saturday Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down and assigning Higher Council of Armed Forces to run affairs of the country was a "peaceful and civilized transition" of authority, and an answer to the Egyptian people's "legitimate demands."
Mubarak's stepping down on Friday and assigning the Council to run affairs of Egypt is considered a "peaceful and civilized transition" of authority, and in answer to the legitimate demands of the Egyptian people, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Roudhan Al-Roudhan said in a statement.
Kuwait, he added, respected the choices and will of change of the Egyptian people.
Kuwait, as it was following with "great interest" the accelerating developments in Egypt, hoped the Arab country would overcome this crucial phase of its history in a drive to achieve stability, security and prosperity, said Al-Roudhan.
The state of Kuwait, he added, was confident the wise people in Egypt could help their country overcome this phase so Egypt play anew a key role at the Arab and international levels.
Kuwait, asserted the minister, would always remember the Egyptians' "historic" position to supporting the state of Kuwait's just causes and their sacrifices during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Kuwait commends the Egyptian army's "responsible" role in the "peaceful" transition of authority, a senior official said Saturday.
The state of Kuwait "is confident that Egypt, with its great people, is capable of overcoming this historic phase to play its active role regionally and internationally," Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Saleh Al-Sabah said in a brief statement to Al-Arabiay satellite channel.