Mon­go­lian Am­bas­sador happy to have spend Ra­madan in Kuwait

Fast­ing re­minds of those suf­fer­ing from hunger

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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

Chin­tushig Zorigt

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).

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