KUWAIT REAFFIRMS SUPPORT TO FRANCE IN FIGHT AGAINST TERROR

PARIS, Nov 30 (NNN-KUNA) — The Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Sunday reaffirmed support to France in the fight against terrorism.

“The State of Kuwait supports efforts of France and the international community in fighting terrorism which has become a threat to stability and security of many world countries,” he said in a statement shortly after arrival in Paris to participate in UN Conference on Climate change.

Sheikh Jaber called for collaboration of world countries to confront terrorism, which was rejected by all faiths.

He expressed condolences for France and the French people following the Nov 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured over 350 others.

The Prime Minister praised France’s “courageous” decision to host the climate summit despite the “terrorist crimes in the French capital.” He said Kuwait was keen on participating in the climate summit, which was very significant due to the rapid climate changes over the past two decades.

Kuwait, he said, has been an active partner in previous summit which were aimed at addressing global warming, and was amongst the leading countries that approved the UN framework agreement on climate change.

He hoped the Paris climate summit would mark a “serious start” that would prevent “disastrous” consequences on environment and economy.

The Prime Minister called for narrowing gaps between industrial and developing countries, as well as increasing the funding to tackle climate changes.

Kuwait has exerted huge efforts to eliminate pollution and preserve environment, he said.

Sheikh Jaber is accompanied by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah.

They were received by Kuwait’s Ambassador to France Sami Al-Sulaiman. — NNN-KUNA