Kuwait-France se­cu­rity ties solid: Of­fi­cial

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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