SARAJEVO, June 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti lawmakers from the Friendship
Parliamentary Committee held talks here Friday with Bosnia-Herzegovina Mufti
Mustafa Ceric over the role of Muslim community in upholding tolerance and
coexistence values in the Muslim-majority state.
During the meeting, the Bosnian top Muslim scholar Ceric lauded Kuwait
generous support to the Muslim community particularly in financing mosques and
Islamic centers building with grants from Kuwaiti charities and state
Ceric recalled the plight of Muslim community in Bosnia during the 1990s
civil conflict, praising Kuwait's unwavering support for the Bosnian nation
during and after this critical period.
Kuwait's support for the Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been solid since
they were targeted with aggression during the war that erupted 20 years ago,
he said, alluding to the regional largely-racial bloody conflict that broke
out in the 90s.
Ceric welcomed Kuwaiti delegation expressing desire to cement bonds and
cooperation with all Kuwaiti organizations.
The Kuwaiti delegation also held Friday meeting with Arab Ambassadors in
Sarajevo to mull Arab diplomatic missions' role in buttressing ties with
The meeting tackled the political and economic situation in Bosnia and how
to help it overcome the challenges it faces particularly the repercussions of
the devastating civil war.
For his part, deputy head of the Kuwaiti delegation MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaie
confirmed that Kuwait has adopted a successful policy to strengthen friendship
bonds with Bosnia.
He urged Arab Ambassadors to help increase bilateral economic and political
cooperation and to encourage Arab tourists to visit Bosnia.
He added the Kuwaiti delegation will also exert efforts to bolster
parliamentary cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the State of
In addition to MP Al-Tabtabaie the delegation included MPs Ahmad Al-Azmi,
Bader Al-Dahoum, Adel Al-Damkhi, Mohammad Al-Hatlani and Mohammad Al-Mutairi.
The two meetings were also attended by Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sarajevo
Mohammad Fadhel Khalaf. (end)
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