Kuwait-France security ties solid: Official
PARIS: A senior Interior Ministry official has reiterated Kuwait’s firm stance supporting France against all forms of terrorism. The Kuwaiti-French ties stand on firm basis, especially in the security domain, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad said in a press statement on arrival in Paris, leading a delegation on a several-day visit.
He pointed to promising opportunities for further cooperation over the coming period. He expressed his own condolences as well as those of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad AlSabah to the French people and government over the victims of the recent terrorist attacks that hit the French capital.
Late on Friday, a series of attacks targeted different parts of Paris killing 129 people and wounding 352 others. Fahd stressed Kuwait’s support to France and the entire international community to combat all forms of terrorism. He thanked the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve for inviting him at that time to discuss bilateral security ties and have consultations on the latest regional and international developments.
The Interior Ministry Undersecretary noted that Kuwait has a sincere desire to benefit from France’s leading expertise in security technology and cooperation in general to counter terrorism, organized crime and drugs, as well as for exchanging information and training. Upon arrival, the delegation, that include senior officials from the Interior Ministry, was received by Kuwait’s Ambassador to France Sami AlSuleiman and embassy officials. — KUNA
KUWAIT: Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad (second from left) is seen off by senior ministry officials before departing to Paris yesterday.