UN to declare Kuwait 'international humanitarian centre'

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

The UN is expected next month to declare Kuwait as an “international humanitarian centre” and its Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah as a “humanitarian leader”, Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al Humoud Al Sabah said in a statement carried by state media agency KUNA.

Sheikh Salman said Kuwait’s humanitarian efforts were significant in building and development, as well as in supporting scientific research and human investment.

He pointed to the country’s Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFSED), Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science (KFAS), in addition to other relief and youth voluntary institutions and philanthropic works.

He also highlighted Kuwaiti efforts in assisting conflict-affected countries, including in Syria, where agreed to host the UN’s first and second donors’ conference.

It also was one of the staunchest supporters of the Palestinian plight.

“Kuwait’s supportive role of humanitarian and developmental work has contributed in bolstering its status in the international community, which always backed Kuwait in various circumstances,” Sheikh Salman said in the statement.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might

Gulf kingdom now has stakes in more than 5 million barrels per...

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

David Plouffe is credited with Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 victory...

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push

Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East describe King Salman...

Most Discussed