Sabeeh: Re­hab of re­turnees from ter­ror­ist groups vi­tal

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Kuwait’s As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for De­vel­op­ment and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion, Am­bas­sador Nasser Al-Subeeh, stressed yes­ter­day the im­por­tance of re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing and rein­te­grat­ing re­turnees from ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions and ar­eas of con­flict in the so­ci­ety.

Subeeh said prior to the de­par­ture of Kuwait’s del­e­ga­tion par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Global Coali­tion against Daesh con­fer­ence in Washington, which starts its work to­day, that Kuwait has sub­mit­ted a pro­posal in this re­gard aimed at es­tab­lish­ing mech­a­nisms for re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing and in­te­grat­ing those com­bat­ants in their com­mu­ni­ties after be­ing sub­jected to fair tri­als.

He added that the meet­ing would be at­tended by the Sta­bi­liza­tion Sup­port Group against Daesh, the Strate­gic Con­tact Group of the Al­liance against Daesh, Counter Daesh Fi­nance Group and the Counter-Daesh Coali­tion Work­ing Group on For­eign Ter­ror­ist Fight­ers in ad­di­tion to se­nior po­lit­i­cal of­fi­cials on the side­lines of the meet­ing. He said that the par­tic­i­pants in the reg­u­lar meet­ing in Washington will discuss the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the war against Daesh and ways to main­tain the con­tin­u­a­tion of pre­vent­ing the fund­ing of its el­e­ments and de­priv­ing it of self-fi­nanc­ing sources.

He said that the ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions be­gan to de­cline after the lib­er­a­tion of the city of Mosul in north­ern Iraq, stress­ing keen­ness of the State of Kuwait to con­trib­ute to the process of help­ing the dis­placed and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ar­eas lib­er­ated from the grip of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Am­bas­sador Subeeh said Kuwait’s con­tri­bu­tion comes to help dis­placed peo­ple re­turn to their land as soon as pos­si­ble and to al­le­vi­ate their suf­fer­ing by pro­vid­ing them with all the necessities of life. He ex­plained that the is­sue of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of lib­er­ated ar­eas need mil­i­tary forces to clear land lib­er­ated from mines and ex­plo­sive ob­jects to be fol­lowed by the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of in­fra­struc­ture, es­pe­cially schools, health cen­ters and vi­tal pub­lic fa­cil­i­ties. He said that co­op­er­a­tion and co­or­di­na­tion among all coun­tries has con­trib­uted to re­duc­ing the flow of fight­ers to “ter­ror­ist” or­ga­ni­za­tions and to achieve suc­cess on the bat­tle­field.

Am­bas­sador Subeeh ex­pressed hope that the con­fer­ence will pro­duce re­sults and mech­a­nisms that sup­port the ef­forts of the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion against Daesh in Syria and Iraq to avoid the re­turn of all the ugly scenes. The Global Coali­tion against Daesh con­fer­ence was formed in 2015 after the con­trol of the or­ga­ni­za­tion on large ar­eas of Syria and Iraq, and in­cludes more than 70 coun­tries in­clud­ing 12 Arab coun­tries. —KUNA

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