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Kuwait seeks support for seat at UN Security Council

Gulf state says it is ready to help provide ‘a decent life for people’ in crisis-stricken countries

Kuwait seeks support for seat at UN Security Council
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah. (AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwait is hoping to get the support of UN member states in its candidacy for a non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council for 2018-19 in the elections taking place June 2017, said Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah on behalf of Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah at the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York.

The PM said Kuwait is “keen on its support to the UN so it can play an active role in helping many countries overcome crises and provide a decent life for their people,” reported state news agency KUNA.

He added Kuwait had strongly contributed to the UN’s efforts in addressing international conflicts and contributing to development in countries around the world.

Sheikh Al-Sabah called on the international community to step up its fight against terrorism to help accomplish security and stability worldwide. He said the UN is responsible for fighting towards terrorist acts and conflict in the Middle East.

Kevin 3 years ago

Until Kuwait treats expats and citizens the same and stops its modern slavery with maids drivers etc it should never be allowed the UN. The corruption and lack of access to its legal system by expats means this is NOT a country of equals