UN of­fi­cial ex­tols Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts

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KUWAIT: Vis­it­ing UN Un­der­sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs and Emer­gency Re­lief Co­or­di­na­tor Stephen O’Brien said yes­ter­day Kuwait’s world hu­man­i­tar­ian po­si­tions in­structed by His High­ness the Amir are an ex­am­ple for oth­ers to fol­low. He made the re­mark to re­porters fol­low­ing a meet­ing with His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He said: “Well, I am de­lighted to be back here in Kuwait and again to have the honor and the priv­i­lege to meet His High­ness the Amir and we had an ex­tremely pro­duc­tive dis­cus­sion about the enor­mity of the com­mit­ment of both His High­ness the Amir and the Kuwaiti peo­ple to the hu­man­i­tar­ian needs of peo­ple around the world caught up in cri­sis.”

“The ex­am­ple that Kuwait has shown over so many years is one we all wish to em­u­late so I’m de­lighted we had such an in­ter­est­ing dis­cus­sion and such com­mit­ment and as I have said I think that His High­ness the Amir and Kuwait they have hu­man­i­tar­i­an­ism in their DNA,” he added.

Mean­while, O’Brien praised Kuwait’s ef­forts to sup­port hu­man­i­tar­ian works to al­le­vi­ate the surf­ing of peo­ple around the world. This came dur­ing O’Brien’s meet­ing with First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah at the FM’s of­fice.

The meet­ing also tack­led in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts for lift­ing the suf­fer­ings of dis­as­ter-hit coun­tries, as well as the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in Syria, Iraq and Ye­men and ef­forts to of­fer ba­sic needs for refugees and dis­placed per­sons. The meet­ing was at­tended by Act­ing Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Dr Ah­mad Nasser Al-Mo­ham­mad Al-Sabah, Deputy As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for For­eign Min­is­ter Bureau Af­fairs, Saleh Salem Al-Loughani, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for Fol­low Up and Co­or­di­na­tion Af­fairs, Nasser Al-Sabeeh and UN Res­i­dent Co­or­di­na­tor Zineb Ben­jel­lon.

First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with UN Un­der­sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs and Emer­gency Re­lief Co­or­di­na­tor Stephen O’Brien.

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with UN Un­der­sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs and Emer­gency Re­lief Co­or­di­na­tor Stephen O’Brien. —Amiri Di­wan and KUNA pho­tos

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