KUWAIT KEEN ON BOOSTING GCC COOPERATION AT UNESCO

PARIS, France, Feb 17 – Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Ambassador Dr. Ali Al-Tarrah, affirmed Monday, his country’s keenness on boosting GCC cooperation at UNESCO.

Kuwait is keen on bolstering Gulf cooperation, in light of difficult situations surrounding the region, which require consolidation of all GCC countries’ efforts, in order to face current changes in the Arab World, the Kuwaiti diplomat said in a press briefing, on the occasion of Kuwait’s appointment as head of GCC group at UNESCO, succeeding Qatar.

The world is currently under critical circumstances, embodied in wars waged by radical groups, Al-Tarrah said, noting that, these wars are basically “cultural” imposed by terrorist groups, who violated the true teachings of Islam, and that people must realise that, cultural wars are more violent than traditional wars.

The UNESCO has a historic responsibility in countering whoever tends to spread sedition among peoples’ cultures, he said, affirming that the GCC continuously seeks stability in the world and discards cultural hatred that threatens the world.

SOURCE: KUNA