Mongolian Ambassador happy to have spend Ramadan in Kuwait
Fasting reminds of those suffering from hunger
KUWAIT CITY, June 14: The Mongolian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Chintushig Zorigt expressed his happiness in spending the Holy Month of Ramadan for the second time in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.
Ambassador Zorigt explained that his role as a diplomat is to work actively in developing relations and cooperation between the two countries throughout the year. However, the month of Ramadan is busy with following Kuwaiti traditions such as visiting diwaniyas and attending Iftar and Ghabka banquets.
He said he had the opportunity to witness for the first time the celebratory atmosphere of the month of Ramadan in Kuwait last year, adding, “I enjoyed experiencing many beautiful traditions such as spending money for charity by providing meals for the needy”.
The ambassador went on to say, “Fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan reminds us of those suffering from hunger. It makes us feel the pain of the needy and their sufferings and drives us to feel for them, sympathize with them and contribute to making them happy. In addition, the exchange of visits between friends and families in diwaniyas is the most beautiful tradition during this month especially during this age of technology that has disconnected us except through social media instead of physical visits”.
He revealed that he personally fasted for a day or two this month to maintain his weight.
As to how Muslims in Mongolia spend their Ramadan, he explained, “We have Muslim minority in Mongolia who live mainly in the western part of the country. They have been observing the Islamic traditions since hundreds of years, and celebrate Ramadan along with Muslims around the world”.
The League of Arab States has affirmed that it attaches particular importance to the issue of child labor within its overall vision to promote Arab children’s issues
under the slogan “Investing in childhood 2030”.
This came in a statement on Tuesday by Director of the Department of Women, Family and Childhood at the League of Arab States Inas Makkawi on the occasion of the International Day to combat child labor “Our Children Our Future.” She added that the Arab League will spare no effort in coordination and cooperation with Member States and all regional and international organizations to eliminate the phenomenon of child labor in order to achieve all their inherent rights, especially the right to education, training, growth and protection.
? In recent years, the Arab region has witnessed a wave of armed conflicts that have led to the displacement of the population “which has led to a new wave of child labor,” she said.
She considered that the Arab region faces historical and emerging issues and social challenges including the recruitment of children during armed conflicts and the elimination of the worst forms of child labor including trafficking, slavery, sexual exploitation and the use of children in hazardous work.
She said that the Arab League called for a quantitative and qualitative study on child labor in Arab countries in cooperation with the International Labor Organization, the Arab Labor Organization, the Arab Council for Childhood and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).