Kuwait's FM takes part in anti-IS coalition meeting in Washington

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday participated in a meeting for the partners in the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) The meeting of the 68 international partners involved in the fight against the IS was convened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

During the meeting, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled reaffirmed the prior importance of confronting the terrorist group and the heinous phenomenon, warning against the aggravation of consequences of terror. He said that no country is safe from terrorism.

He also lauded the progress realized by the US-led coalition in the fight against IS, especially in Iraq, and stressed the dire need for realizing security and stability and promoting peaceful co-existence in the areas cleared of IS.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled thanked the US Administration and Tillerson for convening the major meeting.

In the meantime, the foreign minister said he is looking forward to a Brussels meeting on the future of Syria, and the neighboring countries, to be held in the Belgian capital on April 5.

Kuwait will co-organize and co-chair the conference that will seek to alleviate the sufferings of the Syrian people, as well as supporting the neighboring states hosting refugees.

The Kuwaiti delegation to the meeting includes Kuwait's Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Assistant Foreign Minister for the Affairs of Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled's Office Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, and Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation affairs Ambassador Nasser Al-Sabeeh and the Ministry's senior officials.

Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, also, affirmed that his country was keen on supporting the Iraqi people on all possible levels.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled's exclusive statement to KUNA came at the conclusion of his visit to the US capital where he headed the Kuwaiti delegation to the ministerial meeting for the global coalition efforts against the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also reflected Kuwait's willingness to partake in the international coalition's efforts to end the terror propagated and carried out by IS.

The Kuwaiti minister took the chance to highlight Kuwait's role in the humanitarian field in Iraq and Syria, saying that these efforts aimed to ease the suffering of refugees and displaced people from both countries.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said that the Washington meeting included sideline events, which focused on ways to combat the funding of terrorism and humanitarian issues.