In­te­rior vows to pro­tect Kuwait

Army chief un­der­scores NATO’s peace ef­forts

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad AlKhaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah has vowed that the na­tion will leave no stone un­turned to sup­port se­cu­rity forces in their quest to pro­tect se­cu­rity. The Min­istry of In­te­rior (MoI) faces nu­mer­ous chal­lenges, par­tic­u­larly, the up­com­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions sched­uled for Novem­ber 26th, a state­ment by the min­istry’s Depart­ment for Pub­lic Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia quoted Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Khaled as say­ing af­ter he in­au­gu­rated the re­serve web­site of the elec­tronic se­cu­rity com­puter sys­tems at the min­istry.

More­over, the Min­is­ter urged in­creased co­op­er­a­tion on the part of se­cu­rity per­son­nel, say­ing that the min­istry,” will not tol­er­ate any at­tempt to harm na­tional unity.”

Speak­ing on chal­lenges ahead, the In­te­rior Min­is­ter urged the forces to take on all chal­lenges, adding that the Min­istry pos­sesses all the ca­pa­bil­i­ties and tools to safe­guard peace and se­cu­rity. Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Khaled also thanked the coun­try’s po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship for their com­mit­ment to the na­tion’s se­cu­rity through pro­vid­ing se­cu­rity per­son­nel with the lat­est and most re­li­able meth­ods and tools. Mean­while, the MoI’s Un­der­sec­re­tary Su­laiman Al-Fa­had said that mount­ing chal­lenges prompt readi­ness and alert, as he called on se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tuses to put forth the most stren­u­ous of ef­forts to pro­tect the na­tion. “The Min­istry of In­te­rior will be up to the task,” he stressed.

In another devel­op­ment, the Kuwaiti Army’s Chief of Staff Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Mo­ham­mad Al-Khoder has em­pha­sized NATO’s ef­forts to pre­serve global peace and se­cu­rity. In a meet­ing with Chief of Staff of the Supreme Head­quar­ters of the Al­lied Pow­ers Europe (SHAPE) Gen­eral Werner Freers, Al-Khoder said that they ad­dressed plans to boost Kuwait’s mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion with NATO through joint drills and ex­er­cises. On Kuwait’s ties with NATO, the Kuwaiti army chief de­scribed them as “ex­cep­tional.” More­over, Al-Khoder, ac­com­pa­nied by a Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion, paid a visit to the head­quar­ters of SHAPE in the city of Mons, 70 km south of Brussels.

Al-Khoder and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion vis­ited NATO’s main head­quar­ters on Thurs­day. He met with Deputy Chair­man of the NATO Mil­i­tary Com­mit­tee, Lt Gen Mark Schissler and se­nior NATO com­mit­tee of­fi­cials. Af­ter the meet­ing, Al-Khoder said he de­liv­ered a speech on the oc­ca­sion and men­tioned Kuwait’s ac­tive con­tri­bu­tion, diplo­mat­i­cally and mil­i­tary ef­forts, and rest of the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion against ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, mainly the so­called Is­lamic State (IS), in­clud­ing the trans­fer of mil­i­tary cam­paign cen­ter op­er­a­tions to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti army chief as­serted im­por­tance on Kuwait’s se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tus sup­port and part­ner­ship with NATO and var­i­ous mil­i­tary in­sti­tutes. — Agen­cies

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah seen dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the re­serve web­site of the elec­tronic se­cu­rity com­puter sys­tems at the Min­istry.— KUNA

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