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