International cooperation needed to fight corruption
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.