In­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion needed to fight cor­rup­tion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

VI­ENNA: Kuwait is keen on in­ten­si­fy­ing in­ter­na­tional ef­forts against cor­rup­tion, said a Kuwaiti diplo­mat on the side­line of a UN meet­ing yes­ter­day. De­liv­er­ing a speech to the fifth ses­sion of the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion against Cor­rup­tion, First Sec­re­tary at the Kuwaiti em­bassy in Aus­tria Ab­dul­lah Al-Otaibi lauded the UN con­ven­tions against cor­rup­tion, stress­ing it was very im­por­tant to im­ple­ment UN de­ci­sions within this field. The diplo­mat re­vealed to the ses­sion Kuwait’s anti-cor­rup­tion ef­forts, say­ing that his coun­try con­tin­ued to im­ple­ment in­ter­na­tional stan­dards in this re­gard. In their var­i­ous re­ports, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional ex­perts as well as or­ga­ni­za­tions lauded Kuwait’s ef­forts within this field, af­firmed Al-Otaibi who added that his coun­try’s ex­ec­u­tive branches had launched sev­eral ini­tia­tives to un­der­cover the sources of cor­rup­tion and re­duced their in­flu­ences. The ses­sion is headed by Kuwait’s Am­bas­sador to Aus­tria and per­ma­nent en­voy to UN and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions’ head­quar­ters in Vi­enna, Sadiq Marafi.

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