Kuwait Ambassador to Tunisia Ali Al-Thafiri meets with Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs Ahmad Azoum
Kuwait donates USD 1 mln. to rehabilitation of Tunisian mosque
TUNIS-- The State of Kuwait contributed USD one million for the Tunisian Ministry of Religious Affairs to rehabilitate and renovate the historical El-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis.
Kuwait Ambassador to Tunisia Ali Al-Thafiri handed a check of the donation to Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs Ahmad Azoum during their meeting here on Thursday where they discussed cooperation in religious affairs.
The Tunisian minister welcomed the contribution as a landmark event in history of the exemplary relations between the two countries, Ambassador Al-Thafiri told KUNA following the meeting.
The donation signals Kuwait's keenness on conserving the Islamic heritage in Tunisia, he quoted the minister as saying.
Azoum noted that he plans to invite the Kuwaiti Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri to visit Tunisia to review the implementation of the bilateral agreement on religious cooperation signed in 2010.
El-Zaytuna is the oldest mosque in the capital city of Tunis; it covers an area of 5,000 sq. meters and has nine entrances and 160 authentic columns brought from the ruins of the old city of Carthage.
Kuwait By Your Side campaign delivers humanitarian aids to displaced Yemenis
"Kuwait by Your Side" offers new 4,750 food baskets to Yemenis
RIYADH- The "Kuwait by Your Side" humanitarian campaign distributed on Thursday 4,750 food packages to conflict-trumatized families in Yemen's Ibb Governorate.
A statement issued by the campaign quoted the rotating President of the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency Showqi Ba'athim as saying that the campaign has implemented many aid projects in various Yemeni provinces.
Ba'athim affirmed that similar aid campaigns would be launched in different Yemeni provinces in the upcoming days.
For his part, campaign manager Humoud Al-Awaadhi commended such initiative, including Kuwait's efforts to help and support the Yemeni people since the eruption of the crisis in the country.
In recent months, "Kuwait by Your Side" campaign doled out thousands of food baskets in a number of Yemeni governorates, including Hadhramaut, Taiz, and Lahj as part of its permanent relief efforts in the conflict-ravaged Arab country.