ICRC lauds Kuwait's humanitarian tasks

Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim and Nicholas Hawton

ICRC lauds Kuwait's humanitarian tasks


GENEVA-- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has lauded the humanitarian role undertaken by Kuwait in dealing with humanitarian crises in the region and throughout the globe.

Nicholas Hawton, the ICRC Diplomatic Advisor for the Near and Middle East, praised the Kuwaiti humanitarian record in remarks to KUNA as he emerged from a meeting with the State of Kuwait Permanent Representative at the UN and International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim.

Hawton admired the crucial Kuwaiti humanitarian role in all regions throughout the globe that have witnessed humanitarian crises.

Relations between the ICRC and Kuwait have been extremely distinctive and have been evolving gradually, he said, adding that his talks with the ambassador were quite positive, addressing the humanitarian situation in the Middle East and various other areas.

For his part, the ambassador told KUNA that during the meeting, Kuwait's voluntary financial contribution, worth USD three million, was delivered, affirming that it was intended to back up the international agency global humanitarian tasks.

Kuwait and the ICRC hold annual dialogue to discuss relevant issues, he said, also noting that Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has inked an agreement to support some of the ICRC humanitarian programs.

Moreover, he admired the ICRC role in dealing with the issue of missing Kuwaitis.


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