President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Vice Prime Minister, Minister of foreign Affairs of Kuwait Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah and discussed with him regional security issues.

As reported on the official website of the Ukrainian President on Sunday, Poroshenko asked the Kuwaiti side to support Ukraine’s intention to obtain observer status in the organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

“Petro Poroshenko has confirmed Ukraine’s desire to develop stable and constructive relations with countries of the Arab world. He stressed there is no alternative solution to the regional conflict situations through peaceful negotiations”, – stated in the message.

Poroshenko also briefed the Kuwaiti side about the continuing persecution of the Muslim population in the Russian occupied Crimea and appealed to the Kuwaiti foreign Minister with a request to contribute to alleviate the plight of the Crimean Tatars and the protection of their rights .