Wash­ing­ton’s Global anti-IS Coalition meet­ings im­por­tant: Kuwaiti diplo­mat

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The meet­ings for the Global Coalition to Counter the so-called Is­lamic State (IS) are very im­por­tant for ef­forts to com­bat ter­ror­ism glob­ally and also are very vi­tal for the cur­rent task in sup­port­ing Iraq post IS, said a Kuwaiti diplo­mat late Tues­day.

De­liv­er­ing his in­puts to the meet­ings, which dis­cussed means to block all kinds of lo­gis­tic, fi­nan­cial, and cy­ber sup­port to the ter­ror or­ga­ni­za­tion, As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for De­vel­op­ment and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion at the Kuwaiti Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs Nasser Al-Su­bieh said that his coun­try was abid­ing by UNSC res­o­lu­tions 2178 and 2253 fo­cus­ing on prevent­ing for­eign fight­ers from reach­ing con­flict zones and par­tic­i­pat­ing in acts of ter­ror.

Kuwaiti leg­is­la­tions and laws were amended to in­crim­i­nate any act re­lated to the sup­port of ter­ror or­ga­ni­za­tions such as IS and oth­ers, said the diplo­mat, adding that Kuwait was co­or­di­nat­ing with other coun­tries and global en­ti­ties in the ef­forts against ter­ror­ism.

Mean­while, he thanked the US and other coun­tries for their sup­port­ive and kind words to­wards His High­ness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his ef­forts to reach sta­bil­ity re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Su­bieh took the chance to con­grat­u­late Iraq on its re­cent vic­tory against IS in Mosul, say­ing that this event re­flected the strong global com­mit­ment to fight ter­ror­ism. The Global anti-IS Coalition was formed in 2015 after IS con­trolled large ar­eas in Iraq and Syria, prompt­ing some 70 coun­tries to take ac­tion against the ter­ror or­ga­ni­za­tion. There are 12 Arab states in the coalition. —KUNA

WASH­ING­TON: As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for De­vel­op­ment and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion at the Kuwaiti Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs Nasser Al-Su­bieh at­tends the meet­ing. —KUNA

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