UN official extols Kuwait’s humanitarian efforts
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